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Most of the time, a horse has "monocular" vision, meaning each eye sees a different picture. A horse can also have "binocular" vision, meaning both eyes work together to see one picture, but only when it looks down its nose.
Horses cannot breathe through their mouths.
The tallest horse recorded is a Shire called Samson. He stood 21.2 and a half hands (7 ft 2 inches).
The oldest horse on record is "Old Billy," an English barge horse. He lived from 1760 to 1822.
Horses can drink up to 10 gallons of water a day.
The average horse's heart weighs 10 pounds. The great American racehorse Secretariat had a heart estimated during his autopsy to weigh 21 pounds, although it was never officially documented.
Horses have two blind spots. One is directly behind them and the other is directly in front of them.
There are more than 350 different breeds of horses and ponies.
How to silence a squeaky saddle:
Pour baby powder into every nook and crevice you can find (between the skirt and fender, between the stirrup and seat jockey, etc.). If you can pry it open with your hand or fingers, dump powder into it. Be generous, and use it from one end of the saddle to the other.
Horses produce approximately 10 gallons of saliva a day.