Facts About Horses That May Surprise You

Amazing creatures, horses. Their beauty is matched by their intellect, recall, and capacity to serve others. We've gathered  horse facts to show why they're so popular.

Millions of years ago, horses weren't what they are now. Horses were once the size of a huge dog and had four toes each. They've developed. Toes became hooves. Yes, it's one big TOE.

In relation to this, horse hooves are made of keratin, which is the same protein that makes up hair and fingernails.

Humans initially domesticated horses in Ukraine and Kazakhstan 6,000 years ago. They were employed for long distance travel, plowing fields, and battle.

A horse may move from standing motionless to kicking in three seconds if he feels threatened.

In the middle of their mouths, horses don't have any teeth. If your horse has any broken or rotten teeth, you may need to call an equine dentist.

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