What Are Interesting Facts About Horses?

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Photo: Moyan Brenn / Flickr

Horses are amazing animals. Here are just a few interesting facts about horses:

  • Horses have been a part of human’s societies since domesticated by the Nomads more than 4,000 years ago.
  • There is one species of domesticated horse with about 400 breeds.
  • Horses hear, see and smell better than humans.

  • They have a 360-degree range of vision and their ears can turn toward sounds, assisting their hearing.
  • There are many wild or feral herds of horses in North America. These herds are the descendants of once-tamed horses that have roamed free for generations.
  • The Przewalski’s horse is the only true wild horse that was never domesticated. The last of these horses was documented in Mongolia in 1968.

Learn More:

http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/horse/
http://www.encyclopedia.com/topic/horse.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse

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