Horse Facts | Amazing Facts about Horses: The horse is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate animal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has developed over the past 45 to 55 million years from a little multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into the large, single-toed creature of today. Here are few amazing facts about Horses:

Horse Facts

  • The highest race horse speed ever registered was 43.97 mph (70.76 km/h).
  • An individual horse has a peak power output of 14.9 horsepower.
Horse Facts | Amazing Facts about Horses

Horse Power!!!

  • Darwin suggested the appendix may have been practiced for digesting leaves. This theory is supported by Koala and horse appendixes which do just that.
  • The modern British soldiers have more horses than tanks.
  • California banned the sale of horse meat for human consumption in 1998.
Horse Facts | Amazing Facts about Horses

Horse meat banned

  • Over 8 million horses died in WW1. Of those who lasted, most were sent to Belgian butchers, being regarded as unfit for any other purpose.

Interesting facts about Horse

  • Horses can sleep standing.
  • A horse’s foot is technically a single toe, so they run on their toes.
  • The horses in Olympic equestrian events have their passports and fly business class.
Horse Facts | Amazing Facts about Horses

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  • Animals, including horses, pigs, and even insects, could be tried and sentenced for crimes for several centuries across many parts of Europe.
  • Dogs have 13 blood types whereas horses have 8, cows have nine while Humans only have 4.
  • In the UK, all the horses, donkeys, and ponies must have a horse passport.

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Unknown Horse Facts

  • The tiniest horse in the world is just 17 inches tall and weighs 57 lb (26 kg).
  • The practice of consuming horseflesh is called hippophagy.
  • The Horses can be trained to use symbols to tell humans what they want, a study found.
Horse Facts | Amazing Facts about Horses

Horses are trained to identify symbols

  • Horses cannot throw up.
  • In the early 20th century, horses were producing so much pollution with their poop that the cars were seen as the “green” alternative.
  • McDonald’s drive-thru staff won’t attend people if they come on horseback.

Other facts about Horse

  • The Roman Emperor named Gaius Caligula made his horse a senator.
  • Traffic in central London travels at the same speed as horse-drawn carriages a century ago.
  • The Horse Head used in the movie “The Godfather” was real.
Horse Facts | Amazing Facts about Horses

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  • Horses killed more people in the country Australia from 2000 to 2013 than all venomous animals combined.
  • Riding a horse while intoxicated is admitted a traffic offense in Colorado, U.S.
  • In 1923, a jockey experienced a fatal heart attack, but his horse finished and won the race, making him the first and only rider to win a race after death.

These are the various Horse Facts.

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