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Basic Information


Horses have four limbs, all of which are legs. Each limb ends in a hoof.

Genetics and Reproduction

A stallion and a mare mate and conceive a foal. Gestation usually lasts anywhere from 320 to 370 days, which results in one or two offspring. A foal can stand and walk not long after being born. Mares usually foal in the months when planting occurs and wean their offspring from milk after four to six moons.

Growth Rate & Stages

A foal is a male or female horse less than one year old, while a yearling denotes both males and females from one to two years.Then, the naming changes for either sex, with a male horse under four years old being called a colt and a female becomes a filly. After that, a male is known as a stallion and a female is known as a mare. A gelding, furthermore, is a male horse that has been castrated.

Ecology and Habitats

The optimal habitat for horse offers forage and source of fresh water available at all times to prevent starvation or dehydration - which would obviously be a detriment to their ability to function.   Humans use them as beasts of burden, either for farming or to pull chariots during the known world's numerous conflicts. One is needed to pull a plow, while two or three is the standard for propelling a chariot.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Horses mostly eat grasses and hay. They tend to graze throughout the day to obtain the nutrients they need to sustain themselves. They require plenty of water to stay hydrated and should not be separated from a source for longer than four hours at a time.

Additional Information

Perception and Sensory Capabilities

Horses have better senses of sight and smell than humans, which allowed their ancestors to more easily spot predators in the wild.
Scientific Name
Equus ferus caballus
Conservation Status
Horses are not close to being endangered and are reared in large herds.

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