According to the Department of Animal Science at the University of Connecticut, there are several options for disposing of horse manure. Some of the best are renting a sanitation company dumpster to have it hauled off or giving the manure to a landscaper or local farmer. Since manure is good for hay and crop fields, horse manure is highly sought after by farmers.Know More
To avoid having horse manure hauled off every day, horse owners need a storage site for effective manure management, according to the Department of Animal Science. The size needed for storage is directly related to how many horses an individual owns. On average, an adult horse can produce between 40 and 50 pounds of manure a day. This means that one horse produces between 7 to 9 tons of manure a year. It is recommended to devote a 12-yard storage space to keep the manure of one 1,000-pound horse.
Unless a horse owner is planning to haul off manure every day, there are certain regulations that go along with manure storage. For example, it has to be stored at least 200 feet away from water, including private wells, according to the Department of Animal Science. If it is a public well, the horse manure must be stored at least 500 feet away. Horse manure also must be stored at least 50 feet away from property lines.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
The oldest horse whose age has been recorded was 62 years old at the time of death. The horse, named Old Billy, pulled barges in canals in England. He was born in 1760 and died in 1822. As of 2014, his preserved skull is on display at the Manchester Museum.Full Answer >
An average healthy horse with a height of 48 inches from its hoof to the highest part of its back weighs about 550 pounds. An average horse weighs about 760 at a height of 52 inches, or 13 hands, and about 870 pounds at 56 inches, or 14 hands.Full Answer >
A filly horse is a young female horse under 4 years old. Once a filly turns 4, she becomes known as a mare, even though fillies generally reach sexual maturity by 2 years of age.Full Answer >
Horses live in a variety of places and habitats, including Asia and North America. The only undomesticated wild horse, Przewalski's horse, is native to the Altai Mountains, plains, steppes and shrublands of Mongolia.Full Answer >