More fun facts.
The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph).
Estimates suggest that there are around 60 million horses in the world.
Scientists believe that horses have evolved over the past 50 million years from much smaller creatures.
A male horse is called a stallion.
A female horse is called a mare.
A young male horse is called a colt.
A young female horse is called a filly.
Ponies are small horses.