Who am I?
My name is Hannah, I am a horse.
I am known as a mare as I am female, male horses are known as stallions.
What do I look like?
I come in many different shapes, sizes and colours! I have long legs and a long tail. My hair covers my whole body and is short apart from mane – which runs all the way down the back of my neck. I also have quite large teeth to munch through grass.
Where is my home?
We can live anywhere really especially as I am classed as domesticated which means I live alongside humans like you! You may spot horses in fields, stables or farms near to where you live.
How big am I?
A typical horse measures between 1.4m to 1.8m but this does vary depending on the breed. Did you know we measure a horse by ‘hands’? This means a typical horse size of 1.4m will measure 13.5 hands.
What do I like to eat?
I like to graze (eat little but often) grass and hay. I do like peas, beans, apples and also carrots! When you are out and about on the Trail, please don’t feed horses in the field.
I have about 205 bones in my skeleton
We are herbivores (eat plants)
Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up!
A horse at full gallop runs can reach speeds of up to 27mph – the fastest recorded horse ran at 55mph!!
Can you time yourself to see how fast you can run?
Important things to remember when near horses
- Don’t walk to close to a horse and its rider
- Give horses plenty of space when walking past them
- Don’t shout or make sudden movements near horses