Name: Horse, Family Equus
Description: Large hoofed mammal with haired coat, a long mane, and a long tail. Many varieties, differing in form, size, color, gait, speed.
Location: Pretty much worldwide.
Special Features: Domesticated since ancient times
Average life span 20-25 years
Over 350 different breeds of horses and ponies
A horses' field of vision is 300 degrees
Keen sense of smell, hearing and direction
Sensitive skin which responds to touch
Can weigh up to 1000 pounds
Diet: Grass, hay, grains.
Neat Fact: A horses height is measured in hands. One hand equals about four inches.