Did you know…

20 08 2006

One-fifth of a teaspoon of blood from a horse with acute Equine Infectious Anemia contains enough virus to infect 1 million horses…

The oldest known horse was “Old Billy”, an English barge horse who died in 1822 aged 62; the current record holder may be a 53-year-old Morgan cross named Copper (anyone know if he’s still around?) (more)…

That old bit about “the number of hooves lifted on an equestrian statue reveals how the riders died” is FALSE and we should stamp this stupid rumour out…

The word “easel” comes from the Dutch word for “donkey”…

There are no known dilution color genes in the Arab breed…

One study shows horses prefer fenugreek, banana, and cherry-flavoured feed over all other flavours…

There have been a few cases of hairless horses being born…

The first public race track built since Roman times was Smithfield Track, built in London in 1174…

Like hotels which go from the 12th floor to the 14th, the stall numbers at Santa Anita Park omit unlucky number 13

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