Horses - Fact or Fiction

By Retired breeder, 7th December 2016 16:22:25
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<h2>Horse information. Is it fact or fiction?</h2><img src="http://www.howrse.com/media/equideo/image/chevaux/special/120/adulte/przewalski_v1828806360.png" ALIGN="left" style="margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px;"/>

<h3>Fact or fiction?</h3> <i>Because horse's eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time!</i>

What are some tidbits about horses you can share? Are they fact or fiction?
 
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Fact?
Fact or fiction
A horse is an animal
LoL �
arabianrider1
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True!


Fact or Fiction:
A horse has two stomachs.
p2g
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Fiction.

A mare has give birth to triplets.
miketg
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miketg wrote:

Fiction.

A mare has give birth to triplets.
Fact.

Fact or Fiction: A horse will colic if it drinks cold water after a workout.
RiverDancer12
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Fiction. You are supposed to let the horse cool down, but absolutely give them water.

Fact or Fiction: Icelandic Horses are ponies
jsniper
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Fact!

Fact or fiction: Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal.
dragon_girl
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@dragon_girl, actually, its fiction! They are registered as horses

Fact! (Apparently ostriches have bigger eyes default smiley (lol))

Fact or Fiction: Horses have fewer bones than humans
jsniper
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Fact! Humans have 206, whereas horses have 205!

A horse's teeth take up a larger amount of space in their head than their brain.
dragon_girl
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Fact or fiction? Sorry default smiley xd
dragon_girl
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That sounds true but idk

Fact or fiction horses can be killed by doing something wrong with the frogdefault smiley :-x
RemStar419
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RemStar419 wrote:

That sounds true but idk

Fact or fiction horses can be killed by doing something wrong with the frogdefault smiley :-x

Fact? It would depend on what is being done to the frog. For example, a horse puncturing the frog could penetrate more deeply and affect the bones of the hoof, or even cause infection.

Fact or fiction: if your horse is colicking, you should not let it lay down.
mlequestrian22
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Fact. You shouldn't let a horse lay down when they're clicking.

Fact or Fiction: A horse's teeth never stop growing
Willow_Queen
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Fact to a point! Once horses reach a certain age their teeth do stop growing and eventually fall out or need to be removed

Fact or fiction -
A horse having a high fever for a long time can lead to founder?
MORI
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Willow_Queen wrote:

Fact. You shouldn't let a horse lay down when they're clicking.

Fact or Fiction: A horse's teeth never stop growing


To go back and answer my query, you CAN let a horse lay down, as long as the horse does not roll. Simply laying down does not harm your horse, especially if they are exhausted and in pain. If they show signs of wanting to roll, then they must be brought back to their feet.

But anyway, MORI has the next question! default smiley :-))
mlequestrian22
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mlequestrian22 wrote:

If they show signs of wanting to roll, then they must be brought back to their feet.
This is not quite right either, a colicky horse that rolls is just showing signs of pain and rolling is one way of them trying to alleviate pain. Usually by the time a colicky horse rolls, their intestine is already twisted - rolling doesn't cause the twist. Of course, if they are violently rolling and traumatizing themselves thrashing around, then you should get them to their feet.

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Fact or fiction -
A horse having a high fever for a long time can lead to founder?
Fact

FoF: Horses can see the color pink.
RiverDancer12
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Fiction! Horses normally see in yellow-gray tones, which means they can't see pink.


FoF: Hanging cheek ( or Baucher) bits apply pool pressure.
Mustangluver
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Mustangluver wrote:

Fiction! Horses normally see in yellow-gray tones, which means they can't see pink.


FoF: Hanging cheek ( or Baucher) bits apply pool pressure.

Fact, the hanging cheek/baucher applies a small amount of poll pressure. This comes from the "hanging" portion of the ring which attaches to the cheekpieces. Pulling on the reins simultaneously applies backwards pressure on the mouth and downward pressure on the poll.

Fact or fiction: Bauchers are legal for dressage competitions.
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I'd assume fact? Not sure though... I'm just judging by your description of them since I don't know anything about them!default smiley (lol)

FOF: Horses are ruminants.
HannahNotFound
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Fiction! They are non-ruminants!

Horses fact or fiction: Horses can have blue eyes.
bryndis
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Fact? idk default smiley (lol)

FoF; Horses can sleep lying down and standing up.
beans666
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Fact !

FoF : Horses have the largest eyes of any land animal.
Houndoom125
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Fiction
Fof, horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years
olivia23
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Fiction, horses have only been domesticated for about 4,000 years (earliest evidence is from the Romans, around 2000BCE)

Fact or Fiction? A horse's front limbs aren't attached to its body by bone, just muscle.
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olivia23 wrote:

Fiction
Fof, horses have been domesticated for over 5000 years


Horses actually do have the largest eyes default smiley :)

MistAndMagic has the next question!
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MistAndMagic wrote:

Fiction, horses have only been domesticated for about 4,000 years (earliest evidence is from the Romans, around 2000BCE)

Fact or Fiction? A horse's front limbs aren't attached to its body by bone, just muscle.


Fact !
(its always been really weird to me that they dont have collarbones :0 )

FoF : Horses can have canines.
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