Horses accompanied man throughout the centuries. They were our loyal friends, associates, and our means of transportation. They are undoubtedly intelligent animals. Horses use their nostrils, eyes and ears, to show their mood. They may also express their feelings through body language, facial expressions. These animals are better developed in hearing and smell; they can sleep standing up and lying down. In this list you will find the most unusual facts about these animals that you are most likely familiar with.
Hippophobia is a constant and abnormal fear of horses. People suffering from this phobia may be frightened to see the ponies, donkeys and mules.
Horses are responsible for most deaths from animals in Australia. About 20 people are killed every year in accidents at the races in Australia.
In Mongolia, there are more horses than people. Their number exceeds 2.5 million specimens.
In the famous scene of the film “The Godfather” was used by a real horse’s head, courtesy of dog food manufacturer in New Jersey.
These animals are big fans of the sweet, and they usually refuse to eat anything bitter or sour. Horses like to be fed with oats, apples and carrots.
Ragweed kills horses
Ragweed is a poisonous plant, due to which most of the horses die. Sudan grass, tansy, hemlock and bracken are other poisonous plants for horses.
One ear consists of about 16 muscles that allow it to rotate in 180 degrees.
According to many studies, horses have well-developed memory. If good contact with them, they are sure to remember the person to be kind. Also, the horse is good at remembering places.
Horses with pink skin can easily burn, which can later cause cancer.
A horse cannot breathe through the mouth. It uses only their nostrils for this.