Welcome to the Trans Pennine Trail
A national coast to coast route for recreation and transport – for walkers, cyclists and (in parts) horse riders
What I look like – Horses have oval-shaped hooves, long tails, short hair, long slender legs, muscular and deep torso build, long thick necks, and large elongated heads. The mane is a region of coarse hairs, which extends along the dorsal side of the neck in both domestic and wild species. The teeth are specialized for grazing, with cheek teeth that are complex and grow continually. Thick, winter coats start developing in September and October, are fully grown by December. Winter coats begin to shed in the spring and summer coats are more sleek and thin. Male horses are called Stallions and female horses are called Mares
Lifespan / Young / Body Facts – Horses lifespan is between 25-30 years old. Young horses are known as Foals, they can begin to eat solid foods from being ten days old but after eight to ten weeks they will need to be given more meals with higher nutrition’s. Horses can sleep standing up or laying down. With horses eyes being on the side of their face they are able to nearly see in a 360 degree at one time.
What I eat – Horses are Herbivores, which means they eat only plants and grass.
Where I live – Horses can live in many different places but they live normally in stables, fields and farms. Anywhere with a nice abundance of hay in stock.
Tracks – The tracks that horses make are called Hooves. The sizes in hooves can differ between the horses actually physical size as well but it can be between 4-7 Inches wide.
Other Facts – Horses can run up to speeds of over 27 Miles per hour and the fastest a horse has been recorded at is 55 Miles per hour. Horses have around 205 bones in their bodies. Common disease that horses can pick up is called strangles and if a horse has this disease out on the trail then the whole section of the trail would have to be closed off and would need to be fixed by specialists.