11 Interesting Facts About Horses

The horse is an animal that has perhaps the most significant role in human history. Horses have always been faithful helpers and friends for many hundreds of generations of people, and who knows where we would be now if not for them? And although technical progress has supplanted horses from many areas of their application, they do not become less amazing creatures from this.

  • Believe it or not, the ancestors of horses were about the size of an average dog and lived in the dense forests that covered our planet fifty million years ago. At least, this is what scientists say, based on fossil finds.
  • For the first time in the world, a man saddled a horse on the territory of modern Kazakhstan.
  • The height at the withers of the smallest horse in the world was only 44 and a half centimeters.
  • The average lifespan of a horse is about 25-30 years.
  • Horses are good at recognizing emotions in the human voice.
  • A secondary function of the horse’s hooves is a pump that pumps blood up the blood vessels when the horse steps on the ground.
  • For more than two dozen peoples, the horse is considered a sacred animal.
  • Horses can recognize other horses in photographs and pictures.
  • In total, about sixty million horses live in the world, including wild ones.
  • Horses have a great memory. They can remember the abuser for life, but they do not forget their friends either.
  • The highest jump of a horse with a rider was officially registered in 1949, its height was 2 meters 47 centimeters.
Alice White

Written by Alice White

Alice White, a devoted pet lover and writer, has turned her boundless affection for animals into a fulfilling career. Originally dreaming of wildlife, her limited scientific background led her to specialize in animal literature. Now she happily spends her days researching and writing about various creatures, living her dream.

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