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Horses are four legged animals that have had a long relationship with humans. They were once a major form of transportation for humans. They also performed many jobs for humans over the years. The scientific name for horse is Equus ferus caballus.

Breeds of Horses

There are over 300 different breeds of horses. Horse breeds come in a number of different sizes, colors, and skill sets. There are three main types of horse breeds: Hot bloods are fast horses bred for speed and racing. Cold bloods are generally bred for strength and heavy work. Warm bloods are a combination of the other two types and are often used for riding competitions.

What are all the different names for horses?

Depending on whether horses are male or female and how old they are, they have different names:

Horse Colors

Horses with different coat colors have different names. Here are some of the main colors:
What do horses eat?

Horses are grazing animals and mostly eat hay and grasses. They also like legumes like peas and beans, fruit such as apples, and even carrots. Sometimes they are fed grains such as corn or oats.

What is a Pony?

A pony is just a small horse. There are certain breeds of horses that are small and these are generally called ponies.



Are there wild horses?

The only truly wild horses that are not extinct are the Przewalski's Horses which live in China and Mongolia. They are nearly extinct and are classified as critically endangered. There are also horses that live in the wild that came from domesticated horses. These are called feral horses.

Fun Facts about Horses
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