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Interesting Facts About Horses You Never Knew!

You’re never going to believe these facts about horses, after reading these you’ll definitely know why they’ve been called the ‘noblest of creatures’. Read on to find out more…

  • Horses can use their ears, eyes and nostrils to express their mood, and they can also communicate their feelings through their facial expressions! (Source: CBS News)

  • Horses can run within hours after birth. (Source: Science Kids)

  • Horses like sweet flavours and will normally reject anything that tastes sour or bitter. (Source: The Equinest)

  • The tallest horse, on record, was a Shire called Samson. Samson was born in 1846 in Toddington Mills, England and was 21.2 hands (7 feet, 2 inches) tall! (Source: Equine Life Solutions)

  • Horses with pink skin can get a sun burn so, if you would like to know more about applying sun cream to your horse, read here. (Source: The Equinest)

  • If a horse has a red ribbon on it’s tail, they can kick so, you should watch out for this. (Source: Equine Tips)

  • Horses have 16 muscles in each ear meaning they can rotate their ears 180 degrees! (Source: University of Minnesota)

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