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Amazing Horse Facts

Here are the top 12 Amazing Horse Facts...

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  1. A horses brain weights half as much as a humans at just 0.6 kg
  2. It takes 9-12 months to regrow an entire hoof
  3. Horses have 16 muscles in their ears alone, allowing them to rotate 180 degrees
  4. Horses were first domesticated 5000 years ago be Mongolian tribes
  5. Horses stomachs are constantly gurgling. An absence of noise can indicate colic
  6. Arabs have one fewer lumbar vertebra and one less rib than other breeds and their bone density is higher
  7. The first cloned horse was a Haflinger mare in 2003
  8. Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal and have nearly 360 degree vision, apart from directly in front and directly behind them
  9. Horses teeth take up more space than their brain
  10. Horses are not colour blind but find purple and violet shades harder to see than yellows and greens
  11. Horses can't burp or vomit. Their physiology means food can only travel one way which in turn makes them susceptible to colic
  12. And finally, the saying 'never look a gift horse in the mouth' originates from a time when horses where a much bigger part of our daily life. If you were ever given a horse is was considered rude to open its mouth and look at its teeth to check the age, and that you should just accept the gift. I hope you have enjoyed these fun horsey facts.