Horses’ sleep habits are different from other animals, including humans. Horses usually rest in a standing position, the weight is put on the forelegs and one hind leg, the other leg will relax. According to Dr. Joe Bertone – professor of equine medicine at Western Veterinary College (USA) – horses will only lie down when they feel safe. However, this time is very short because too much body weight will put pressure on the internal organs of the horse while lying down. Guess age through teeth
Scientists at the University of Arkansas (USA) said that although it is not 100% accurate, by examining the teeth, one can roughly predict the age of a horse without knowing the date of birth.
A foal is usually born with 4 incisors (2 upper jaws, 2 lower jaws). If not, after 8 days they will grow. Eight weeks later, the horses begin to teething and about 8 months old, they have enough baby teeth. After that, baby teeth gradually fall out and by about 2.5 years old, they will have permanent incisors. 5 years old, the horse will have enough permanent teeth.
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