Q: How long do Horses live?
A: The domestic horse has a lifespan of around 25 years however "Old Billy" is said to have lived 62 years.
Q: How many breeds of horses exist?
A: There are over 400 different breeds and types of horses--Cow bred horses, racing (Quarter horses, Thoroughbreds, Arabians), Gaited (Tennessee Walking Horses, Paso Fino, Saddlebred), Draft and Miniatures to name a few.
Q: What is a horse's hock?
A horses hock equates to a human heel.
Q: Can horses be found on every continent?
A: Horses are found on every continent except Antarctica.
Q: What does it mean if a horse has a red ribbon on its tail?
A: If a horse has a red ribbon on its tail, it kicks.
Q: What are normal vitals signs for a horse?
An adult horse breathes 13-15 times per minute, has a normal heart rate of 40-45 beats per minute and a temperature of 99-101 degrees.
Q: How many wild horses live on Cumberland Island?
A: Cumberland Island has an estimated 170 feral horses. The first horses were brought to the Island by the Spanish in the 16th century but the horses on the Island today are probably 18 century English descendent.
Q: What is a horse's vision like?
A: Horses have near 360 degree vision. They do have blindspots directly in front and behind them. Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal.
Q: Can a horse vomit?
A: No, horses cannot vomit.
Q: Do horses have a good memory?
A: Yes, horses have better memories than elephants.