The short answer is yes! Part of the this wall is similar in composition and function to our fingernails and is constantly growing. The hoof is made up by an outer part called the hoof capsule and an inner living part containing soft tissues and bone. As you can probably guess, the outer part protects the sensitive internal hoof tissues. …
It’s hard to ignore how similar zebras are in comparison to horses. They’re actually both from the same species family and genus, however, you can only find the Zebra in Africa. The most obvious difference are the Zebra’s black and white stripes Aside from location and stripes, but there are many more factors that may set them apart.
So how does a horse see the world? Our understanding of horses’ vision is not yet perfect, but we are starting to understand quite a bit more. So let’s take a moment to look at some of the basics.
It’s important to understand that every horse is different so the more time you spend with a horse, the better you can interpret their behavior. Still it’s good to make note of some basic horse body language.
It does seem a bit silly how horses can sleep standing up. But there’s a great reason for it. By nature, horses are prey animals – which means they are usually being hunted in the wild. Horses have straight backs, so they can’t get up quickly. If a predator gets close to a sleeping horse while it’s lying down, the …
You’d be surprised how much you can gather by observing a horse’s ears. By simply identifying some of these common ear positions, you may be able to figure out what a horse is feeling.
A few weeks ago, we blogged about the snort – and this week we take a closer look at a horse’s nicker. The nicker is a vibrating sound that a horse creates with his mouth closed, from his vocal cords. The strength and tone of the nicker vary greatly, and will tell you what the horse is saying. You can …
Markings on a horse’s head are fairly common. Most head marking fall into a few categories and have specific words that are used to identify each category. Let’s take a look at each.
Though not quite as fast a cheetah, horses hold a top position in overall speed in the animal kingdom. What makes this more impressive is the ability to actually RIDE on these majestic creatures!
A horse’s favorite breakfast, lunch, and dinner is nothing other than good ol’ grass! In addition to grazing on pasture, horses also often eat things like hay, concentrates, and treats! Let’s a take a closer look at each.
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