Horse Information

Scientific Classification of the Horse
Horse Anatomy Facts
Horse Anatomy
Horse Hoof Anatomy

Horse Gait Identification

Horse Information and Data

Scientific Classification:

Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrate
Class: Mammalian
Subclass: Theria
Infraclass: Eutheria
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Common Used Name: Horse

Horse Anatomy Facts :
Certified Horsemanship Association (CHA)

Horses have about 175 bones in their body.
Most horse breeds have 18 ribs
Most horses have 6 lumbar bones.
Most horses have 18 tail vertebrae.
A horse’s hoof grows at a rate of about 1 cm per month.
A full grown horse that weighs about 1,000 pounds contains approximately
13.2 gallons of blood.
Horses can drink up to ten gallons of water a day.
Horses can see in two directions at once.
Horses can see everywhere, except directly in front or behind them.
Horses make 8 basic sounds- snort, squeal, greeting nicker, courtship nicker,
maternal nicker, neigh, roar, blow.
Horses are not fully mature until age 5.

Horse Anatomy Facts:

( Anatomical Chart Company , CHA)

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Horse Skeleton:( Anatomical Chart Company , CHA)

Horse Skeleton Side View

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Horse Hoof Anatomy:( CHA information )

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