Horse Facts – Interesting Facts About Horses

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Horse Facts Interesting

Horse is one of the 12 Chinese signs of zodiac.

Horses are honored in many cultures for their heroic exploits in war. China is one such country.

On average, the horse’s heart weighs about 9 or 10 pounds.

New Jersey’s state animal is a horse.

The name ‘Phillip’ and its feminine variant ‘Philippa’ mean ‘lover of horses.’

Horse meat is considered a delicacy in many countries like France.

If a horse is kept alone, it will not sleep because its instincts are to keep a watch for predators.

When you see a strange expression on a horse that looks like its laughing, in-fact it is a special nose enhancing technique called a flehmen response to determine if the smell is bad.

One can tell from the statue of a mounted horseman how the rider died. If all the four of the horse’s feet are on the ground, he died of natural cause. One foot raised means he died from wounds suffered in battle. Two legs raised means he died in action.

Nearly 4.6 million Americans are involved in horse industry one way or the other.