Is This a Horse? Of Course!

These odd horses are still horses, of course, so stay the course and don’t get hoarse reading about these horses we’ve endorsed.

mini-horse-foal-854x640Miniature Horse

This horse is so small you could bring it into your home. In fact, some people with eyesight loss use this breed as a guide horse.

Miniature Horse Facts

  • Height: 8.5 hands (34 inches)
  • Weight: 150 to 250 pounds.

Whoa There: The smallest mini horse on record stood only 3.5 hands tall (14 inches).

HalterstandingshotarabianoneArabian Horse

This is one of the oldest horse breeds. It dates back at least 4,500 years. The Arabian horse is known for its sleek appearance and smaller size, compared to other horses.

Arabian Horse Facts

  • Height: 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches)
  • Weight: 992 pounds

Whoa There: Arabian bloodlines run through most other breeds of horses.

Clydesdale_horse_by_Bonnie_GruenbergClydesdale Horse

The Clydesdale horse is one of the largest breeds. It is a mighty equine that is used to pull heavy carts and wagons. However, despite its massive size, this horse can still move quite gracefully.

Clydesdale Horse Facts

  • Height: 18 hands (72 inches)
  • Weight: Over 2,000 pounds

Whoa There: The Clydesdale were once used as warhorses.

Dartmoor-PonyDartmoor Pony

The Dartmoor Pony has called England home for many years. This calm and gentle horse is used for riding, jumping, hunting, and showing. It makes an excellent pet for kids because it is quite a bit smaller than other horses.

Dartmoor Pony Facts

  • Height: 11 to 12 hands (44 to 48 inches)
  • Weight: 441 pounds

Whoa There: Dartmoors are alert and super smart.

FalabellaFestivoFalabella

The Falabella is the smallest horse in the world. It has a thick mane and tail and comes in a variety of colors and patterns. Too bad it is a rare breed and difficult to find.

Falabella Horse Facts

  • Height: 7 hands (28 inches)
  • Weight: 70 pounds

Whoa There: The Falabella can learn tricks in a matter of hours.

wildhorsesfreeWild Horses (Mustangs)

These horses run wild in the western grass plains of the United States. They live in large herds with one male (stallion) eight females and their young. Sometimes herds will merge when there is a danger.

Wild Horse Facts

  • Height: 14 to 15 hands (56 to 60 inches)
  • Weight: 800 pounds

Whoa There: There are only around 25,000 Wild Horses left.

animated-horse-image-0030Did You Know these “Horsey” Facts?

  1. In some areas of the world, police officers patrol riding horses.
  2. The eyes of a horse are the largest of all the land mammals. They measure two inches in diameter.
  3. Horses wear special iron shoes that protect their hooves from damage.
  4. An equine can remember how you treated it. So be nice and no “horsing” around.

What do you think about these remarkable beasts? Let us know in the comments section!

Categories: Animals

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