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Friday, April 20, 2012

Horses - Top 10 facts

I live in a community where cows and horses out numbered the human population. Living away from the big city and tall buildings is not for everybody. Most of us are used to the noise and traffic and cannot survive in a quiet place. A place to live in is primarily a matter of choice because of  job reason. I for once thought that I cannot survive  a place at the middle of nowhere. But I was wrong.  Fresh air, relaxing scenery, peaceful with only sounds of the animals to hear, no nosy neighbors, good neighborhood. What else can I ask for.

My family just moved in to a 20 acres property and planning to raise some animals but the plan changed for some reasons. Right now, we have some priorities to do and the animal raising can wait. This morning, I got some visitors outside enjoying the grasses and the rain. The kids were so excited to see three horses in our yard and pasture land.

Facts about Horses:

1. Horses are able to sleep both standing up and lying down.
2. Horses' anatomy enables them to make use of speed to escape predators and they have a well-developed sense of balance and a strong fight-or-flight instinct.
3. Female horses, called mares, carry their young for approximately 11 months.
4. A young horse, called a foal, can stand and run shortly following birth.
5. Most domesticated horses begin training under saddle or in harness between the ages of two and four.
6. They reach full adult development by age five.
7.Their average lifespan is between 25 and 30 years.
8. Horse breeds are loosely divided into three categories based on general temperament:
a.spirited "hot bloods", with speed and endurance.
b. cold bloods such as draft horses and some ponies, suitable for slow, heavy work.
c.warm bloods, developed from crosses between hot bloods and cold bloods, often focusing on creating breeds for specific riding purposes, particularly in Europe.
9. There are more than 300 breeds of horses in the world today, developed for many different uses.
10. There is only one species of domestic horse, but around 400 different breeds


  1. even the first fact amazes me! But I guess they can't sleep while walking and you riding it. Hehe. Thanks for sharing these interesting facts about horses.

  2. I love that point @1. Horses are able to sleep both standing up and lying down.@ Very interesting...

  3. Though I enjoy living in the city with its dazzles...i still prefer to live in a quite place like what you got in there. And...if by chance I can raise horses...I definitely will...they are lovely animals.

    These facts here are amazing.

    1. I love horses too. One day we will get one for the boys.

  4. I am Steadfastly heading towards the country too! I am very excited to raise my own food in the peace and quiet of my own private farm. Congrats to you! I look forward to reading more of your adventures in the country, especially when you start raising animals!

    1. I had a vegetable garden last year and i still got some preserved veggies in the freezer until now.

  5. I love the pictures of your guests ha ha ha! My friend own several horses. And it is only from her that I learned that sometimes the price of a particular breed can pitch up to millions. All along I thought they cost only 20 to 3k lol.

    1. they are really expensive especially the good breed for racing, equestrian .but here in my place you can get a horse for free .i went ot the owner of the horses to inform him about the horses inside my pasture land ,he said i can have them. hehehe or he has a bigger one to give to my little boy . but we were moving to another place so a horse is not our priority as of this time.

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  7. Some really interesting facts about Horses you shared , this just made me nostalgic , I can smell the air of the country side. I had always cherished a dream to live with nature

  8. takot ako sa horse. feeling ko hahabulin ako. haha.

  9. HORSES for visitors?
    Quite entertaining... just looking at those well-built horses
    is enjoyable and your kids are so lucky to see them in
    flesh... I wonder how will my children react when they see more than three.

  10. great facts about horses. :)Living away from the city truly have its advantages.. Peace, quiet and relaxation.. i'd like that :)


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