The scientific name for horse is Equus caballus. Horses were first domesticated over 4,000 years ago, and have become an integral of human society for transportation and sport activities until the invention of the engine. There are over 400 different breeds of horses that possess unique characteristics allowing them to be used for various activities.
In the wild, feral horses typically gather in groups of three to 20, with a stallion leading the group. When colts have finally reached the age of maturity, which is about 2 years old, the stallion drives them away and they are forced to roam around until they find a group of females to join them.Learn More
The average gestation period for a full-size goat is 150 days. A miniature goat is pregnant for 145 days. It is best for a female goat, or doe, to be a healthy weight before she is bred.Full Answer >
Horses primarily eat hay and grass, with grains like corn or oats added for extra calories. Horses are also provided with salt, either added into a concentrate mix of grains, flax seed, beet pulp, bran and molasses or separately as a salt block in the pasture. Horses also receive treats in the form of apples, carrots and sugar. Some horses occasionally enjoy a bite of meat.Full Answer >
A young cow is called a heifer while a baby cow is called a calf. While a cow is female cattle, both baby male and female cattle are called calves.Full Answer >
There are more than 350 breeds of horses and ponies. Each breed is classified into one of four groups: light horses, heavy horses, ponies and feral horses.Full Answer >