How Fast Can a Horse Run?
A horse can run at speeds of up to around 27-40mph which is about 43.5-64.4km/h. The fastest speed a race horse had been recorded at a speed 43.97mph which is about 70.76km/h. The size of the horse is depends on the horses breed and diet. There are many breeds from the small miniature horse to the large draft horses. The smallest miniature horse was around 0.43 meters tall which is about 1.41 feet tall. As for weight, the small miniature horse weighed around 26kg which is about 57 pounds. The largest horse was a shire horse which is a type of draft horse. This large shire horse was 2.2 meters tall which is about 7.2 feet tall. As for weight, the large horse weighed around 1,500kg which is about 3307 pounds. A male horse is called a stallion and a female horse is called a mare. A young male horse is called a colt and a young female horse is called a filly. As for diet, horses like to eat things like grasses and grains. Horses do not vomit so digestion problems could lead to death for a horse. Horses have very large eyes and can almost see 360 degrees. Horses have a sense of smell that is better than a humans. Horses will sleep standing up or lying down. Horses have the ability to sleep standing up because they have a system of ligaments and tendons which help keep them upright. Wild horses tend to live in groups. Wild horses live in groups ranging from around 3-20 members. A mature male horse will lead a group of mature females and young horses. When the young male horses reach 2 years of age the mature male leading the group will drive them away. Those young males driven away will join up with other young males until they can gather their own group of female horses. The gestation period for a horse is around 335-360 days. As for lifespan, a horse will live for around 25 years.