1. Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal.
2. Horses can run within hours after birth
3. When horses look like they are laughing, they are actually engaging in a special nose-enhancing technique known as flehmen, to determine whether a smell is good or bad.
4. A horse teeth take up a larger amount of space in their head than their brain.
5. Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
6. Domestic horses have a lifespan of around 25 years.
7. A 19th century horse named ‘Old Billy’ is said to have lived 62 years.
8. Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
9. Horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years.
10. Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).
11. A male horse is called a stallion and a female horse is a mare. A male horse which has been castrated is known as a gelding.
12. A group of horses will not go to sleep at the same time – at least one of them will stay awake to watch out for the other.
13. The eyes of a horse are bigger than those of any other land mammal, and the fact they are located on the side of their heads means they can see almost 360 degrees.
14. The American Quarter Horse Is the World's Most Popular Breed.
15. Most of the white horses that you see were actually a much darker color at birth and gradually turn white. These "white" horses may start out as bay, chestnut, or almost black. These horses aren't actually called white, but gray.