World Horse Appreciation Day- November 16th- Fun Horse Facts

World Horse Appreciation Day- November 16th- Fun Horse Facts

 Did you know today is Horse appreciation Day?

November 16th is a glorious day to celebrate all that's equestrian. A day to reflect on the sacrifices and contribution that horses have made in history and the important part they still make in our daily lives.

Fun Horse Facts 

The fastest ever horse recorded in the Guinness World Record is a 2 year old thoroughbred called Winning Brew clocked at 43.97mph. Although its though horses can actually run at 55mph.

Horses can't breathe out their mouths, only their nose.

The first horses were thought to be ridden 5,000 years ago in Kazakhstan.

Horses drink 5 gallons of water a day.

In New York, it's illegal to open or close an umbrella in the presence of a horse.

The biggest ever horse recorded was Sampson, a Shire who measured over 22 hands high.

The most endangered breed of horse is thought to be the Newfoundland Pony, the Dales pony and the Sorraia horse, with less than 250 of each on the planet.

The oldest horse was Old Billy, who was 62 years old.

Male horses have 40 teeth while Mares only have 36.

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