Friday, December 24, 2010


I used to ride a horse before. As in my university, equestrian is one of the famous co curricular sport that students sought after. Before, I always think that the knight in shining armor will come and take me away with white horse. Well, dreams come true. I like to ride. Until now, I still am going to the nearest equine stable if I want to ride especially in Terengganu. Lets look at the horse facts that you must know about horse:
  • A horse is a member of the "equus" family. This word comes from ancient Greece and means quickness.
  • More than 350 breeds of ponies and horses can be found.
  • A height of a horse can be measured with the hand, where each hand equals four inches.
  • If you want to know how old a horse is, all you need to do is to count its teeth.
  • An average horses head weighs 11.84 pounds.
  • 10 Pounds is the weight of a horses heart.
  • A horse is able to drink 10 gallons of water per day.
  • Horses use their facial expressions to communicate. Their moods can be gauged with the help of their nostrils, eyes and ears.
  • Horses spend more energy lying down.
  • The hoof of a horse is like a fingernail; it keeps on growing and needs to be clipped.
  • Any kind of mark, which appears on the forehead of a horse, is called a star, irrespective of whether it resembles one!
  • A horse is able to walk, trot, canter and gallop.
  • Horses usually live for around 20 to 25 years. Some of them can live up to 5 years more.
  • In most cases, the foal is born at night, away from danger and prying eyes.
  • After being born, it only takes a foal about 1-2 hours to stand up and walk.
  • Foals are fully grown by 3-4 years of age.
  • Horses eat short, juicy grass, and hay. Foods like barley, maize, oats and bran are good for working horses.
  • Horses are either a mixture of colors or the same color all over. Horses are usually, black, brown, cream or gray in color.
  • A horse has two blind spots; one is located directly in front of them while the other is located directly behind.
  • A breed of horses called Akhal-Teke from Russia can go for days without water or food.
  • One of the few breeds of horses that live in North America are called Mustangs.
  • "Old Billy," was the oldest recorded horse who lived to be 62 years.
  • Falebella of Argentina, is the smallest breed.
  • "Little Pumpkin," is the smallest pony in history, it stood 14 inches and weighed 20 lbs.
  • "Samson," was the tallest horse recorded.
Hm, what do you think? Actually riding a horse is fun!



  1. best dapat ride kuda tu..dah lame x merasa...

  2. best dapat ride kuda tu..dah lame x merasa...

  3. hebtnya!!best kalau kat UPSI ni ada kuda ga..yg famous kat sini memanah!tapi baru nak add subjek memanah dah full..sob3..

  4. sye try smua sukan sunnah nabi...


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