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Understand the Physical and Behavioral Characteristics of Horses

Learn about the points of the horse or pony, confirmation, colors and markings, and how horses and ponies learn and behave.
  1. Horse Age (6)
  2. Horse Colors and Markings (9)
  3. Horse Dentition and Digestion (7)
  4. Horse Myths, History, Legends and Lore (12)
  5. Parts of the Horse (34)

What Is A Horse?
An brief explanation of horse evolution, physiology, behavior and uses. Find out what family and species horses belong to, what animals are horse relatives like the onager, zebra, ass and donkey, how old and big they grow and learn about the unique characteristics of the horse.

Frequently Asked Questions About Horse Training - Horse Training FAQs
Horse owners often wonder what they can do with their horse. What can you do with a foal, yearling, two year old, or senior citizen? Here's an overview of what you can train your horse and what you can expect throughout the horse's lifetime.

Seven Ways to Bond with a Horse - How to Bond With My Horse - Bonding with a...

When you get a new horse it is natural that you want to bond with it. Hopefully, your new horse means the start of a new and exciting relationship. Here are ways to help create a bond between you and your new horse.

How Horses Sleep
Learn how long and how horses sleep at various stages in their lives. This article describes how long a horse sleeps each day, what affects sleep, how horses sleep standing up, and why they only spend short amounts of time lying down.

Wolf Teeth
What are a horse's Wolf Teeth. What are wolf teeth and where are these teeth located in a horse's mouth. Learn about wolf teeth on horses.

Understanding Your Horse’s Digestive System
Understand the process and functions of your horses digestive system. Learn how horses, ponies, donkey, mules and hinnies digest food and extract moisture, nutrients and energy.

Understanding Your Horse’s Digestive System
Understand the process and functions of your horses digestive system. Learn how horses, ponies, donkey, mules and hinnies digest food and extract moisture, nutrients and energy.

Understanding the Structure and Function of Your Horse's Hooves
Learn the parts of the hoof and their various functions. Horse's and pony's hooves have many different components, discover the purpose of each part of the hoof.

Wolf Teeth
What are a horse's Wolf Teeth. What are wolf teeth and where are these teeth located in a horse's mouth. Learn about wolf teeth on horses.

Take this Poll: What is Your Favorite Coat Color
Take the poll and tell readers about your favorite horse color. Do you like bays, greys, or chestnuts or something else? Choose your favorite color with this poll.

Parts of the Horse Quiz - Do You Know the Parts of the Horse?
Do you know the points of the horse? Test your knowledge with this points of the horse quiz.

Test Your Horse Savvy Quiz Series
If you enjoy learning about horses and testing your knowledge you can get horse quizzes in your email inbox. Once a week for six weeks you'll receive a horse oriented quiz that will test your horse savvy. Included are links to relevant articles, so you can brush up on your knowledge before you begin each quiz.

Learn About Bit Seats
Learn all about bit seats. Why are bit seats needed and how are bit seats created. Learn the basics of bit seats.

Glossary of Horse Terms
Understand horse talk with definitions of common horse terminology.

Caring Donkeys and Mules
This fact sheet from the OMAFRA describes the unique characteristics, behavior, nutrition and management requirements of mules and donkeys as well as a glossary of terms. Learn the differences between horses and donkeys, size classifications, and genetics.

Practical Horse Psychology
Learn what makes a horse a horse. Understand how their vision, memory, herd instinct, and thought process affect their interactions with humans.

How to Measure a Horse's Height
Learn about the measurements used to measure a horse's height, and how to measure a horse's height.

About Horses Quizzes
Here is a list of all the quizzes I've created that will help you learn about basic care, equipment, breeds, health, age and more.

Blind Horses
This article explores options available and things to consider when you have a blind horse.

Understanding How Your Horse Sees
Learn about your horse's eyes, how it sees and how that affects how it perceives the world.

Should You Keep Your Colt as a Stallion
Do you like the idea of keeping your colt a stallion? Here are some things you should consider before making the decision not to geld your colt.

All About Your Horse's Hooves
what you must know about caring for and understanding your horse's hooves.

Leg Markings on Horses
Leg markings are an important way to identify horses. Here is how to identify the white leg markings on your horse.

Horse Facial Markings
There are a number of indentfying markings on horse's face as these are often used to indentify and describe individual horses. Learn about facial markings on horses, what they look like and what they are called.

Horse Manure Facts
Horse manure is more fascinating than you may realize. Horse manure is an indicator of your horse's health and it can be very useful. Here are ten amazing facts about horse manure.

Learn About Horses Age and Lifespan
Thanks to better care, horses are living longer than ever. Learn all about horse ages and stages.

Comparing Horse to Human Age
Here is a comparison of horse to human age. This chart compares horse age to human age. How old is your horse in human years?

Are Horses Livestock or Companion Animals?
Is your horse a pet, or a farm animal? Legally, horses are regarded as livestock animals. Here is why.

20 Common Questions About Horses
Non-horse owners often have many questions about horses. Are they still made into glue, are they colorblind, dangerous, and will they die if they sleep lying down? These are just a few of the commonly asked questions about horses.

Online Horse Hoaxes, Urban Legends and Fakes
There are several hoaxes, fakes and urban legends floating around on the internet. Here's a few that you might have seen, and why they're not as real as most people think.

How Horses Express Stress
Horses can suffer from mental stress. Here is how your horse may be telling you it is suffering from psychological stresses.

Beginner Horse Conformation - The Head, Neck, Back and Haunches
What conformation faults should you avoid when buying your first horse? Here's a look at conformation problems of the head, neck, back, withers and haunches.

Facts About Horse Meat
Eating horse meat is frowned upon in most of North America. But, it's a popular protein source in many other countries. Learn interesting facts about horse meat.

Christmas Holiday Horses
Here is a look at holiday traditions around Christmas, both old and new, that involve horses.

How You Can Be Hurt By a Horse
Here are eight common ways you can be hurt by a horse.

Why Horses Roll
Learn why your horse rolls on the ground. Rolling can be good fun for your horse, or it could indicate a problem. Here's how you can determine the difference.

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