The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or the wild horse. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC. Horses in the subspecies caballus are domesticated, although some domesticated populations live in the wild as feral horses. These feral populations are not true wild horses, as this term is used to describe horses that have never been domesticated, such as the endangered Przewalski's horse, a separate subspecies, and the only remaining true wild horse. There is an extensive, specialized vocabulary used to describe equine-related concepts, covering everything from anatomy to life stages, size, colors, markings, breeds, locomotion, and behavior.
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... Main article Horse care See also Equine nutrition, Horse grooming, Veterinary medicine, and Farrier Horses are grazing animals, and their major source of nutrients is good-quality forage from hay or ... Therefore, a 450-kilogram (990 lb) adult horse could eat up to 11 kilograms (24 lb) of food ... Horses require a plentiful supply of clean water, a minimum of 10 US gallons (38 L) to 12 US gallons (45 L) per day ...
... The 1st (His Majesty's Own) Troop of Horse Guards was formed from King Charles II's exiled followers in the Netherlands (the Stuart monarchs had been overthrown ... It fought at Dettingen, along with four other troops of the Royal Horse Guards, and eventually absorbed the 3rd Troop of Horse Guards and the 1st Troop, Horse ...
... The Yorkshire Coach Horse is an extinct horse breed once native to England ... It was a large, strong, bay or brown horse with dark legs, mane and tail ... It was said to be "a longer-legged carriage horse with unmatched ability for a combination of speed, style, and power" and "a tall, elegant carriage horse" ...
... Eclipse (horse), an 18th-century racehorse Eclipse Award, a horse racing award Eclipse Stakes, a horse race Louisville Eclipse, a professional baseball team Phoenix Eclipse, a professional basketball team ...
... The bull charges the horses in the ring and at the moment of contact the picador lances the bull in the large muscle at the back of the neck, and thus begins the work of ... bull's neck muscles do fatigue, however, as a result of the bull charging the picador's horse and trying to lift the horse with its horns ... To protect the horse from the bull’s horns, the horse is surrounded by a 'peto' – a mattress-like protection ...
More definitions of "horse":
- (noun): Solid-hoofed herbivorous quadruped domesticated since prehistoric times.
Synonyms: Equus caballus
- (noun): A padded gymnastic apparatus on legs.
- (noun): Troops trained to fight on horseback.
Example: "500 horse led the attack"
Synonyms: cavalry, horse cavalry
- (noun): A chessman in the shape of a horse's head; can move two squares horizontally and one vertically (or vice versa).
- (verb): Provide with a horse or horses.
Famous quotes containing the word horse:
“A good horse will never return to graze on grass it has already passed by.”
“It is possible that the telephone has been responsible for more business inefficiency than any other agency except laudanum.... In the old days when you wanted to get in touch with a man you wrote a note, sprinkled it with sand, and gave it to a man on horseback. It probably was delivered within half an hour, depending on how big a lunch the horse had had. But in these busy days of rush-rush-rush, it is sometimes a week before you can catch your man on the telephone.”
—Robert Benchley (18891945)
“Every collectivist revolution rides in on a Trojan horse of Emergency. It was a tactic of Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini.... The invasion of New Deal Collectivism was introduced by this same Trojan horse.”
—Herbert Hoover (18741964)