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General Information on Horses


SCIENTIFIC NAME: Equus ferus caballus

TYPE: Mammals

DIET: Herbivore

SIZE: Height at the shoulders: 30 to 69 inches

WEIGHT: 120 to 2,200 pounds

Horses are grazers, this means that they will constantly eat forage. Forage is considered grass and hay.

The Przewalski's horse is the only truly wild horse whose ancestors were never domesticated. Ironically, this stocky, sturdy animal exists today only in captivity. The last wild Przewalski's horse was seen in Mongolia in 1968.

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Here is a good article to read! Most horse owners will probably already know this, but it would be a great read for new horse owners or potential new owners!

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