They’re a part of the family Equidae, which consist of donkeys, zebras, mules and more. There is more than 250 breeds of horses. They are mostly bred to pull carts, work on farms, such as racing, showing and even as a cherished pet. Using a horse as an animal companion is becoming as common as having a pet dog or cat. A horses elevation is measured in units know as”hands”. The average riding horse is 15 hands tall.
All these hoofed mammals can live for around 20 – 25 years. Old Billy is one of the oldest horses that lived an astonishing 62 years of age. Old Billy was born in England in 1760 and dwelt as a barge horse that pulled barges up and down canals. Horses have evolved over the past 45 – 55 million years. From a small multi-toed creature into the big, single-toed creature we see today. The male is called a Stallion and the female is called Mare. The baby is also known as a Foal. The diet of the horse consists of short, juicy grass and hay, together with barley, maize, oats and bran. This gorgeous creature normally weighs about 1000 to 1100 pounds.
The elegance and beauty of a horse has been used in home decor today. It symbolizes power and movement. When used in Feng Shui, it may bring success, fame, freedom and rate. It’s been said that placing two horses together can help build strong partnership in business or in marriage. The figurines should be placed such that it’s coming in and not going out of the house. Horse shoes are also thought of as blessed however, hanging a horse shoe upside down is considered back luck.