Did you know?
Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up
Horses will not lie down simultaneously because at least one will act as a look-out to alert its companions of potential dangers.
Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal
At one time people thought horses were colorblind. They’re not, though they are better at seeing yellows and greens than purples and violets. A horse can see better at night than a human. However, it takes a horse’s eyes longer to adjust from light to dark and from dark to light than a human’s. Most of the time, wherever a horse’s ear is pointing is where the horse is looking with the eye on the same side. If the ears are pointing in different directions, the horse is looking at two different things at the same time.
Horse hooves are made from the same protein that comprises human hair and fingernails
On the underside of a horse’s hoof is a triangular shaped area called the “frog,” which acts as a shock absorber for a horse’s leg, and also helps to pump blood back up the leg. It takes 9-12 months to re-grow an entire horse hoof.