Horses are amazing animals. We have been using them for early history. They were an important part of all armies in the history. Today, they are used for races. If you like watching horse races, you know how important a good horse may be. But, there are many interesting facts about them. We already know that they are smart and fast, but there are many more things you should know.
1. Race horses are fast, we all know this. But, the fastest speed was 43.97 mph. This is 70.46 km/h.
2. Horses are big. Well, not all of them. The smallest horse is just 43 cm tall and he has a weight of 26 kg.
3. Horses don’t like to lie down. In fact, they can sleep standing.
4. Gaius Caligula, a Roman Emperor made his horse a senator.
5. One horse has an equivalent power as almost 15 horsepower.
6. In the United Kingdom, all horses must have a horse passport. The situation is the same for ponies and donkeys.
7. Hippophagy is a practice of eating horseflesh.
8. We have only 4 blood types. Cows have 9, dogs have 13 and horses have 8.
9. The horse head used in the movie the Godfather was real.
10. Horses cannot throw up.
11. Some animals, included horses, could be tried and convicted for crimes. At least they were a few centuries ago.
12. The speed of traffic in London, has the same speed as traffic a century ago, when people used horses.
13. McDonald’s drive-thru staff won’t serve you if you come on a horse.
14. The British army has more horses than tanks.