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Horses are the backbone of society. They help people travel, transport good, provide companionship, and in the most desperate situations, are a good source of protein.

Basic Information


Horses vary in size from the size of a large dog to being over 8 feet tall and weighing well over a ton. Horses typically have the same form, no matter the size. Their proportions are pretty even. Their colours do change based on the breed, however.

Ecology and Habitats

Horses can survive in many different climates, though some breeds are better suited than others. Some horses are bred to have dense, thick coats and long manes, which let them live in the cold, frigid mountains. Other horses are lean and have light coats, which allow them to stay cool in warm, arid environments.   Areas where the ground is unstable or dense usually do not lend well to horses. Jungles and deserts give horses problems, so other beasts of burdens are utilized, such as camels or dinosaurs.

Dietary Needs and Habits

Horses eat grass, hay and alfalfa. They can consume their own weight in food and must eat constantly to replenish the amount of calories they burn just by being as large as they are. Horses are very lean by nature, so they tend to eat just the amount needed, seldom over eating.

Additional Information

Uses, Products & Exploitation

Horses are commonly used as beasts of burden. They pull carts and carry travelers long distances. Horses can also be assembled in teams and work in tandem to pull large or heavy loads. Some cultures worship horses as gifts from gods, others treat horses the same as cows and pigs.

Geographic Origin and Distribution

Horses are fairly evenly distributed around the world.
Conservation Status
Horses are not endangered at all. There are many different breeds of horse and they have been selectively bred to be better at certain jobs.
Body Tint, Colouring and Marking
Colours ranging from blacks, grays, whites and browns in all sorts of shades, mixes and patterns.

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