Horses

 

Question:  How many bones in total does a horse have?  Kaylee – Acme School
Answer:  A horse has 205 bones in its body.


 

Question:  How do horses carry stuff?  Rachel – Bowcroft School
Answer: Horses have long been used as pack animals and are able to carry heavy loads on their backs.  Special saddles are used  to carry people or materials.

 

Question: What¹s a female horse called? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Answer: A female horse is called a mare. 


  
Question: How many types of horses are there? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Answer: There are over 300 breeds of horses in the world today.
Question: How fast can a horse go? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Answer: A thoroughbred horse can run as fast as 70 km an hour for long distances. The quarter horse is the fastest and can run as fast as 80 km per hour for short distances.
 

Question: How much does a full grown horse weigh? King George School Grades 1 & 2
Answer: The average horse weighs about 450 kgs. A full grown work horse can weigh in excess of 1000 kgs. and a full grown miniature horse can weigh 100 kgs.
 

Question: How many calves are born to cows/horses each year? King George School Grades1 & 2
Answer: Usually only one calf or foal per year is born. It is however not uncommon for cows to have twin calves, but is rare for horses.   A cow’s gestation time is nine months and a horse’s is eleven months.

 


 

Question: Does a horse have fur or hair? Ashley - MidSun Junior High School
Answer: Horses have hair. Depending on which breed, the hair can be longer or shaggier. Some horses will grow a longer coat for the winter and then shed it in the spring.
 


Question: How long do you train horses for? St. Mark’s Grade 3 Class
Answer: It can take years to train a horse, depending on what you want them to do.  A ranch horse can take six months to a year to train and as the horse matures it continues to learn.



Question: How do you clean a horse’s hooves? St. Mark’s Grade 3 Class
Answer: A Ferrier uses a hoof pick to clean dirt and debris from under the horse's hooves. He or she may also use other tools such as a hoof clipper and file to shape the hoof and prevent it from cracking, much the same as the way we look after our finger and toe nails.

 


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