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There are about 75 million horses in the world. Check out our fun horse facts for kids and enjoy learning a wide range of amazing information about horses.

  • Out of all earths land animals, the horse has the biggest eyes.
  • Foals (young horse) have milk teeth, just like human babies.
  • The horse is an herbivore, which means it feeds mostly on plants.
    Horse Facts

    Horses are required to wear hats in hot weather in Rasario, Argentina.

  • The life span of a horse is generally 20 to 25 years.
  • It is possible to age a horse fairly accurately up to 10 years of age by their teeth.
  • Horses can sleep standing up or lying down.
  • Horses cannot sleep more than 3 hours per day.
  • Horses teeth take up more space in their head than their brain.
  • Horses use their facial expressions to communicate.
  • The four natural paces for the horse are the walk, trot, canter and gallop.
  • Horses cannot vomit, and hence digestion problems could be fatal to a horse.
  • Horses like music but are selective in their taste. They prefer calming or cheerful instrumental music.
  • The horse in the movie “The Black Stallion” was an Arabian stallion named Cass Ole.

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