Horse Facts for Kids – Information about Horses

How fast can horses run? What is a baby horse called? Are horses wild animals? Let us learn about horses with interesting horse facts.

This educational video for kids will help your children learn about horses as well as showing some interesting facts about horses for children. We also included horse sounds and high-quality horse videos. You will additionally find HD footage of an Arabian horse, Friesian horse, horses in the stable, a baby horse, a horse jumping, a male horse and a female horse.

Horses are majestic animals. They are called the noblest of creatures. Horses have taken us wherever we wanted including battlefields and undiscovered lands. Horses have lived on Earth for more than 50 million years. They originated in North American. They spread from there to Europe and Asia. Horses were first domesticated in Asia. They were mostly used for meat and milk in the beginning. By the time, human started to use them for transportation. Arabian horse and the Friesian horse are the most popular horse species.

Information about horses

Here are some questions we are answering in this educational video together with much more information about horses and interesting horse facts:

Are horses wild animals?

  • Horses are not wild animals. Horses are four-legged animals that have had a long relationship with us, humans. Horses were domesticated 5000 years ago.

What is a baby horse called?

  • A baby horse is called a foal.

What is a female horse called?

  • A female horse is called a mare.

What is a male horse called?

  • A male horse is called a stallion.

Where do horses live?

  • Horses are found all over the world. It is estimated that there are around 75 million horses in the world.

How fast can horses run?

  • Horses are remarkably fast animals. They can gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph). The fastest horse in the world could run with a speed of 88 kph (55 mph).

How long do horses live?

  • Domestic horses can live around 25 years.

What kind of an animal is a horse?

  • Horses are herbivores meaning they eat plants.

More interesting horse facts

  • Horses were once a primary way of transportation.
  • They also performed many tasks for humans over the years.
  • Horses played a major role in wars throughout the history of mankind.
  • A typical horse needs between 2.5 – 3 hours of sleep a day.
  • They can sleep standing up and lying down.
  • They mostly eat hay and grasses.
  • They love short and juicy grass.
  • Horses also like legumes like peas and beans, fruit such as apples, and even carrots.
  • Horses have small stomachs for their size. They need to eat little and often.
  • Horses can drink 5-10 gallons (19 – 38 liters) of water a day.
  • Horses are capable of running shortly after they are born.
  • Horses are very social animals. They live in groups called herds. They will get lonely if kept alone.
  • Horses can be as tall as 69 inches (175 centimeters).
  • Horses weigh as much as 2,200 pounds. (998 kilograms).
  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other land mammal.
  • Horses can see nearly 360 degrees at one time because their eyes are on the side of their head.
  • Horses have excellent senses including good hearing and eyesight.
  • A pony is not a baby horse.
  • Ponies are simply small horses.
  • Horses use facial expressions – mainly their eyes and ears – to communicate with each other.

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