Interesting and cool horse facts for kids

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The horse is one of the two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. Let's find out more about this mammal through our collection of horse facts for kids to know more about horse information, hore care, horse training, breeding, horse anatomy, miniature horses, appaloosa horses. 

Horse facts for kids


Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.


Horses can run shortly after birth.


Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 25 years.


A 19th century horse named ‘Old Billy’ is said to have lived 62 years.


Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.


Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years.


Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).


Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.

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Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.


You can generally tell the difference between a male and a female horse by their number of teeth: males have 40 while females have 36 (but honestly, most us are going to use the much “easier” way).


Horse gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph).


The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph).


Estimates suggest that there are around 60 million horses in the world.


Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from much smaller creatures.


A male horse is called a stallion.


A female horse is called a mare.

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A young male horse is called a colt.


Horses can run within hours after birth.


A young female horse is called a filly.


Ponies are small horses.

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