There are many different kinds of horses in the world. Some are short. Some are huge. Some come in one color, and some come in many colors. But they are all beautiful.
All horses have long, thin legs and a big round body. They have a long, curved neck and a big head with large eyes.
Horses have been a help to man for thousands of years. In that time, we have changed the horse into the kind of animal we want it to be. Man has bred horses for many years.
To breed a horse means to help horses have the kind of babies we want them to have. Some people wanted a very strong horse. They would mate the strongest horses they could find with each other. This meant they would often have a very strong baby.
These babies would be mated with even bigger horses until they got the biggest and strongest horse they could make. These horses are called Clydesdales. They can reach 72 inches (183 cm) high and they can weigh up to a ton (910 kg). A few male horses can get even bigger than that!
Find out more about this well loved animal and learn the answers to these questions:
How many kinds of horses are there in the world today?
How big is the smallest horse?
What is the difference between a wild horse and a feral horse?
Are all wild horses extinct?
How long does it take a foal to learn to walk?
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