Wednesday, 2 January 2013

World Of Animals

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The different breeds of horses come in a variety of colors, and vary greatly in height and size. Miniature Horses are around 34 inches in height while the Heavy Horses can be up to 72 inches tall measured at the withers. Modern horses are either Light Horses, hot blooded, that originally evolved in the southern hemisphere; or they are Heavy horses, the draft types, that evolved in the northern hemisphere. Ponies further evolved from both original light and draft horses, or wild races.
Horses have a mane along the top of the neck and they have a long, flowing tail. These animals move on four legs and generally have four gaits: walk, trot, canter, and gallop. But there are also some, the so-called ‘gaited’ horses like the Tennessee Walking Horse, that have three or five gaits.
A horse's height is measured in hands, each of which is four inches. They are measured from the ground to the top of the withers, or highest point of the back at the base of the neck.
Unless specifically chosen for breeding, most mature male horses are castrated, and are referred to as 'geldings'. An uncastrated male is a 'stallion' and a mature female is a 'mare'. Young juvenile horses are collectively known as 'foals'. Female foals are called 'fillies' and male foals are called 'colts'.
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals
World Of Animals

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