Horse Facts: 15 Fun Facts about Horses
Time for some fun!
Check out these fun horse facts and enjoy learning a wide range of interesting information about horses. How many of these did you already know?
Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
Horses can run shortly after birth.
Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.
Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time
Horses gallop at around 27 mph
The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 55 mph
When horses look like they’re laughing, they’re actually engaging in a special nose-enhancing technique known as “flehmen,” to determine whether a smell is good or bad
Horse hooves are made from the same protein that comprises human hair and fingernails
Horses use their ears, eyes and nostrils to express their mood. They also communicate their feelings through facial expressions
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
Horses with pink skin can get a sunburn
You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse
Horses are social animals and will get lonely if kept alone, and they will mourn the passing of a companion
Horse’s ears have the ability to rotate 180 degrees
Can you add any more horse facts to the list?