Horses are animals that deserve to be called humans’ friends. Humans have kept horses for thousands of years, primarily to use their power as a means of transportation. Even in this modern era, horses are still used in various fields, such as sports.
Horses are mammals that are most often used by humans to ride, even in the current era of advanced technology, horses are still one of the favorites to just release fatigue or channel the hobby of riding. Stars that have a long tail, short hair, stocky muscles and a slightly elongated neck are quite easy to find all over the world.
If we count the types of horses that exist in the world, it is estimated that there are more than 400 different types of horses scattered throughout the world. The size also varies, Horses can measure 175 cm and can weigh up to 998 kg or almost 1 ton in weight.
Horses are herbivores, they only eat plants and do not eat meat. In general, horses eat grass, but often domesticated human horses are fed mixtures such as bran, rolled oats and hay.
Horses are big fans of water. They can drink 5 to 10 gallons of water per day, and that amount can increase considerably in hot weather. If there is a lack of water, the horse may refuse to eat and develop health problems.
Horses are very flexible animals when it comes to sleep. They can sleep lying down or standing up. To sleep well, horses will sleep lying down, but they only need a few minutes of deep sleep per day. So the horse is more often light sleep standing up.