A horse can’t see the end of its nose.
If a horse has a small white patch near the muzzle, that’s called a “snip.” A narrow strip down the center of the face is called a “race.”
A skewbald is a two-color horse...white under any color except black. A piebald horse is mottled, mostly with white and black.
The pulse rate of a horse at rest is about 40. In a race it can go up to 200.
Hernando Cortez brought horses to the Western Hemisphere...ten stallions, five mares, and a foal. In 1519.
George Washington swapped his race horse “Magnolia” for 5,000 acres of Kentucky’s greenest land.
Horses don’t have fleas.
Pope Gregory III in A.D. 732 banned horseflesh from Christian tables because pagans of northern Europe ate it in their religious rites.
Clydesdale horses sold for 39 cents each in the south of Australia during World War II. Wasn’t enough feed for them.
A horse has 17 muscles for ear twitching. Humans have only nine.
Pennsylvania’s horse curfew is midnight.
Horses don’t get cavities.
A grown horse normally has 10 more bones in its body than a grown man.
In quicksand, a mule floats, a horse sinks. Seems the mule tends to lie still and relax, but the horse jumps hysterically until it goes under.
George Burns once did the voice of the horse on the old “Mr. Ed” TV show.
The horse ties with the ostrich as being the land animal with the biggest eyes.
Horse collars weren’t invented until about A.D. 1000. Earlier horses pulled loads with their tails.
A horse’s intestinal tract is 100 feet long.
A horse’s height is calculated in hands, one hand being equal to four inches. The measurement is taken from the ground level to the highest point on the horse’s withers.
Horses make only three sounds (from their mouths): snort, whinny, neigh.
A horse can live bout 46 years. A cow, 30. Hog, 27. Sheep, 20. Goat, 18.
Horses aren’t very smart. In fact, they’re ranked with gophers and guinea pigs. Claim is that even some turtles are smarter than horses.
The elephant is the only mammal with four knees.