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Fun Horse Fact of the Day

Enjoy a new entertaining and educational fact about horses each day of the week. These fascinating facts will have you in awe of the incredible gifts and talents of our equine friends!

 

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Fun Horse Fact Monday: The oldest horse ever was 62 years old. Old Billy (1760-1822) holds the record of the oldest horse in history. He was an 18th-century barge horse from Woolston, Lancashire, England. (Source: Horsey Hooves). 

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Fun Horse Fact Thursday: The record for the longest jump over water is held by a horse named Something who jumped 27 feet, 6 and 3/4 inches on April 25, 1975 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was ridden by Andre Ferreira. (Source:Equine Life Solutions)

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Fun Horse Fact Wednesday: The record for the highest jump made by a horse is held by a horse named Huaso who jumped 8 feet, 1 and 1/4 inches on February 5th, 1949 in Vina del Mar, Chile. He was ridden by Captain Alberto Larraguibel. (Source:YouTube)

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Fun Horse Fact Tuesday: The tallest horse on record was a Shire named Sampson. He was 21.2 hands (7 feet, 2 inches) tall. He was born in 1846 in Toddington Mills, England. (Source: Cowboy Way)

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Fun Horse Fact Monday: Horses produce approximately 10 gallons of saliva a day. (Source:EquiNews)

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Fun Horse Fact Sunday: 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. (Source:Training Horses Naturally)

 

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Fun Horse Fact Saturday: 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. (Source: Cowboy Way)

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Fun Horse Fact Friday: An adult horse’s brain weights 22 ounces, about half that of a human. (Source:The Equinest)

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Fun Horse Fact Thursday: The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 55 mph (88 kph). Most gallop at around 27 mph (44 kph). (Source: Living 2022)

 

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Fun Horse Fact Wednesday:
A horse's teeth take up a larger amount of space in their head than their brain. (Source: LiveScience)

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Fun Horse Fact Tuesday: At one time people thought horses were colorblind. They’re not, though they are better at seeing yellows and greens than purples and violets. (Source: The Horse)

 

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Fun Horse Fact Monday: The earliest ancestor of the horse is estimated to have lived 55 million years ago This ancestor was only the size of a Labrador retriever. Horses were domesticated around 6000 years ago. (Source:https://spca.bc.ca/news/fun-facts-about-horses/)

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Fun Horse Fact Sunday: Horses have a nearly 360 degree field of vision due to the positioning of their eyes on the sides of their head. However, they have two blind spots – one directly behind them, and the other just in-front and below their nose. This means that they cannot see the grass they are grazing on! (Source: https://spca.bc.ca/news/fun-facts-about-horses/)  

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Fun Horse Fact Saturday: Horses can go from standing still to delivering a powerful kick in just 0.3 seconds, whereas human reaction time is 1.6 seconds. (Source:https://spca.bc.ca/news/fun-facts-about-horses/) 

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Fun Horse Fact Friday: Horses have 10 different muscles in their ears (compared to only 3 muscles in the human ear). This allows them to rotate nearly 180 degrees and move independently of one another. (Source: https://spca.bc.ca/news/fun-facts-about-horses/) 

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