Day of the Horse
The Day of the Horse was established to honor and pay tribute the historical, cultural, and economic contributions that horses have made. Horse lovers often meet up to show their admiration for these amazing creatures. As you’ll soon see, there are many ways you can observe the Day of the Horse. No matter if you’ve never ridden a horse before or if you are an experienced rider, you can appreciate the incredible work horses do and how precious they are.
Since 2004, the Day of the Horse is celebrated. Every day, people from all over the globe take the time to recognize this horse and reflect on the contribution that horses made our country what it is today. Horses play a significant role in society, from providing equine therapy and moving food and supplies in rural areas to plowing the fields and other activities. This is something we must all acknowledge.
We should mention, while we are on the topic of history: horses have been living on Earth for more than 50 million years. North America was the birthplace of the first horse, and then they spread to Europe and Asia. The horses that fled North America were then extinct around 10,000 years ago. The colonizing Europeans introduced them. According to Oklahoma State University, the first horses to have been domesticated were found in Asia between 3000 and 4000 BC. Horses were used primarily for milk and meat back then. They were eventually able to join oxen as a transportation animal.
Horses are amazing creatures. There are over 400 horse breeds. Horses can weigh up to 998 kg and can measure as long as 175 cm from their hoofs to their shoulders. There are also tiny horses. The smallest horse breed can be as small as 54 kg and as tall as 76 cm. There are horses in all countries, Antarctica is the exception.
Horses are social animals and live in herds. A herd is a group of animals that can range from three to twenty in number. The herd’s leader is the stallion. This is a mature male horse. The herd is composed of female horses and their offspring.
We have compiled some interesting and surprising facts about horses…
We have several to recommend if you’re interested in famous racehorses with beautiful stories and who have achieved great feats. The story of Sprinter Sacre, a remarkable horse racing hero, has been a popular one in recent times. He was suffering from heart disease and was forced to retire. But he returned and did the impossible! You will find amazing stories online if you do some research.
There are many ways to celebrate the Day of the Horse. We have compiled some suggestions.