interesting horse facts
Australian Credit Acceptance have been the leader in Australia’s Horse Float Finance market for over a decade now. When we originally moved into this particular niche market we knew it would be more interesting and rewarding than many other niche markets. However we had no idea how many interesting facts we would learn about Horses and the Equine Industry along the way.

For this post we have decided to compile a list of some of the random and interesting Horse facts our customers have passed on as well as some of the facts we have found out through our own market research over the last decade. If you’re an Equine enthusiast you probably consider most of these facts to be common knowledge, however to the rest of us they are mind-blowing.

Here’s our top eleven:

  1. An average adult horse brain weighs around 22 ounces, which is half that of an adult human.
  2.  Completely regrowing a Horse Hoof takes around 9-12 months.
  3. A Horse will often consume up to 100 litres of water per day.
  4. Horses tend to be happier when they have a secure sense of routine around their eating habits.
  5. Horses have a very impressive long-term memory which they often use to avoid situations in which they may have had a negative experience.
  6. To know whether or not your Horse is dehydrated, gently pinch their skin. If their skin does not instantly return from the pinch, they are in need of a drink.
  7. A Horses age will often be determined by analysing the teeth.
  8. A Horse with a red ribbon on its tail is likely to kick. There are other ribbon colours to signify other relevant information about the Horse.
  9. A Horse will Mourn the loss of any companion, whether or not the Companion was also a Horse.
  10. While Cantering, a Horse will take one breath with each stride.
  11. Like Humans, Horses are very social animals. They prefer company and therefore are more prone to negative moods while they are alone.

Horses truly are very interesting animals.