Horse Facts – Interesting Facts About Horses

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Facts About Horses

Horses communicate using facial expression. They use their eyes, nostrils, and ears to express their mood.

Horses can move their skin independent of the muscle beneath the skin.

Horses live in herd of 3- 20 animals. A male horse leads the group, which consists of females and young ones. At around 2 years of age, young males are driven out of the pack.

Horses can sleep while standing and by lying down as well.

Horses have a 360 degree vision. There have two blind spots one in the front and the other behind them. They can’t see the ground neat their front feet.

Male and female horses can be differentiated by the number of teeth. Males have 40 while female have 36.

Horses have better sense of hearing and smell than humans.

Horse’s hooves are made of keratin, the same protein that is found in hair and fingernail.

The triangular shaped area called as “frog” under a horse’s hoof is a shock absorber for its leg and it also helps to pump blood back up the leg.

Horses can’t breathe through their mouth.