If you ask someone what is most useful animal for the mankind. Then the majority of the population will say that dogs are the most useful animals in the world. However, I won’t agree with them. It is the horse which has been the most useful species in this world. They have been the first mean of transportation before the invention of internal combustion engine. Even today in the countryside of many countries people have been using them for transportation. Below are some of the interesting facts about Horses.
The mouth of the horse
Well we humans are quite fortunate to able to breathe from our mouth when our nose gets blocked. It really helps us to continue respiration under such conditions. However, horses are not so fortunate in this case. In fact, they can’t even use their mouth for respiration. They can only rely on their nose for taking a breath. So the next time you really need to make sure your horse can breathe properly.
The Arabian Horses
There are various breeds of Horses. All of them are built to sustain their environment. Over the years this species has been evolving for their survival. The Arabian Horse is another good example of such variation. This breed generally is shorter than their other siblings around the world. They lack one rib, lumber bone and vertebrae in their skeleton. This makes them shorter in comparison.
The term horsepower
Everyone is well aware of the term Horsepower. Presently, we use this term to measure the power output of an automobile. James Watt, a Scottish engineer first discovered this term to measure power output of steam engines.
Similarity with humans
Not many species have similarities with humans. However, horses share some similar characteristic with humans. For example, the first similarity can be seen in their legs. You will notice that one leg of a horse is always shorter than the other one. Not by a huge remarkable margin but you can notice with eyes.
The Horse’s ears
Horses have ears at two distinctive positions. They are quite far apart from each other. While their eyes also follow the same characteristics. For this reason, a horse can see two objects at once. Quite amusing.
Horses are strong
This is why people were using horses for transportation for hundreds of years. In general, horses are very well built and sustain for longer than any other species around the world. Above all, they can also travel for longer distance without getting fatigue or needing water.
Horses spend most of the time standing
Well, the majority of the horses spends their life standing. In fact, it is the only animal that sleep while standing properly. They take much energy to stand up again if they ever sat down. That’s why they prefer standing all the time.