The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : The Beauty Of The Horse

Monday, June 6, 2011

The Beauty Of The Horse

As a child I always wanted a horse. Once my parents explained to me that I could not have a horse living in the city (Washington, DC)…I settled for a dog that finally had a litter of 6 pups.  My mother told me that after the pups where here, I told her, “you should have let me have a horse!”.

The closest that I have ever gotten to a horse was a pony ride, and watching the series, “Mr. Ed”. Mr. Ed the talking equine star of the 1960s television series, was a golden palomino. He learned an enormous amount of tricks for his role, including answering a telephone, opening doors, writing notes with a pencil, and unplugging a light.

What Is A Horse:
A horse is a large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short-haired coat, a long mane, and a long tail. It has been domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads.

Horse Facts:
Horses are social animals and will get lonely if kept alone
Horses sleep longer in the summer than in the winter
Horses generally dislike the smell of pigs
Horses teeth never stop growing. You can tell if a horse is cold by feeling behind their ears. If that area is cold, so is the horse.


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