Hay is for Horses!
Where are our equine aficionados? It’s I Love Horses Day (held annually on July 15th). To honor that, we wanted to share some fun facts about horses (from LiveScience.com)…
- Horses have been on the Earth for more than 50 million years
- They originated in North America and migrated to Asia and Europe.Horses went extinct 10,000 years ago in North America, and were then reintroduced.
- It is believed that horses were domesticated in Asia about 3000 or 4000 B.C.
- There are more than 400 different breeds of horses
- The biggest is 69 inches and can weigh more than 2,200 lbs.
- The smallest can be as small as 30 inches and weigh 120 lbs.
- Bonus Fact:Ponies are adult horses that stand less than 56 inches tall
- They can be found on every continent except Antarctica
- Horses in the wild run in herds of 3 to 20, led by a mature male (stallion)
- The gestation length of a horse is 11 months, and babies are called foals
- Horses are herbivores