A galleria of horses


A 1000 pound horse will eat between 15 and 25 pounds of food per day and, under normal use, drink 10 to 12 gallons of water.


Regardless of a horse’s actual birthdate, for most competition purposes, horses are considered a year older on January 1 of each year in the northern hemisphere and August 1 in the southern hemisphere.


They have very large eyes (among land animals only the ostrich has a larger eye).


Horses require approximately two and a half hours of sleep, on average, in a 24-hour period. Most of this sleep occurs in many short intervals of about 15 minutes each.


The domestic horse today has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years. The oldest verifiable record was “Old Billy,” a horse that lived in the 19th century to the age of 62.


Pregnancy lasts for approximately 335-340 days and usually results in one foal. Twins are rare. Colts are usually carried 2-7 days longer than fillies.


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