It’s National I Love Horses Day. Let’s celebrate the majestic, sacred, noble, and powerful horse. Horses are beautiful, spiritual, and magnificent creatures. I have had the privilege of being involved in the breeding and training of horses most of my life. We have lived on our horse farm for over thirty years. Horses have been my teachers, taught me invaluable life lessons, and transformed my life. They have healed many mental, spiritual, and physical problems I have faced in this life. I have invited many other people to our horse farm, where small and large miracles have occurred. A horse can change your life too. On National I Love Horses Day, I invite you to visit a horse somewhere near you. You can search online for a stable or horse farm in your area.
Want to learn more about horses? Here are some horse facts you might not know.
- Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. Horse’s eyes are on the side of their head, and they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time. This helps them see predators that sneak up behind them so they can run and protect themselves.
- Horses only eat plants. They like sweet flavors and will usually won’t eat anything sour or bitter. Horses produce approximately 10 gallons of saliva a day, and they drink at least 25 gallons of water a day.
- Horses are social animals and will get lonely if kept alone. They like their friends and are herd animals. They grieve when another horse companion dies. Horses have different facial expressions as we do. Horses have excellent memories.
- The gestation for a horse to be born takes almost a year, 11-12 months. And a baby horse can walk and run a few hours after birth.