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  1. horses

    The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is a domesticated, one-toed, hoofed mammal. It belongs to the taxonomic family Equidae and is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature, Eohippus, into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began domesticating horses around 4000 BCE, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BCE. Horses in the subspecies caballus are domesticated, although some domesticated populations live in the wild as feral horses. These feral populations are not true wild horses, as this term is used to describe horses that have never been domesticated. There is an extensive, specialized vocabulary used to describe equine-related concepts, covering everything from anatomy to life stages, size, colors, markings, breeds, locomotion, and behavior. Horses are adapted to run, allowing them to quickly escape predators, and possess an excellent sense of balance and a strong fight-or-flight response. Related to this need to flee from predators in the wild is an unusual trait: horses are able to sleep both standing up and lying down, with younger horses tending to sleep significantly more than adults. Female horses, called mares, carry their young for approximately 11 months and a young horse, called a foal, can stand and run shortly following birth. Most domesticated horses begin training under a saddle or in a harness between the ages of two and four. They reach full adult development by age five, and have an average lifespan of between 25 and 30 years. Horse breeds are loosely divided into three categories based on general temperament: spirited "hot bloods" with speed and endurance; "cold bloods", such as draft horses and some ponies, suitable for slow, heavy work; and "warmbloods", developed from crosses between hot bloods and cold bloods, often focusing on creating breeds for specific riding purposes, particularly in Europe. There are more than 300 breeds of horse in the world today, developed for many different uses. Horses and humans interact in a wide variety of sport competitions and non-competitive recreational pursuits as well as in working activities such as police work, agriculture, entertainment, and therapy. Horses were historically used in warfare, from which a wide variety of riding and driving techniques developed, using many different styles of equipment and methods of control. Many products are derived from horses, including meat, milk, hide, hair, bone, and pharmaceuticals extracted from the urine of pregnant mares. Humans provide domesticated horses with food, water, and shelter as well as attention from specialists such as veterinarians and farriers.

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  1. Horses

    Horses is the debut studio album by American musician Patti Smith, released on December 13, 1975 on Arista Records. The record was a key factor and major influence on the New York punk rock scene.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Horses

    Large, hoofed mammals of the family EQUIDAE. Horses are active day and night with most of the day spent seeking and consuming food. Feeding peaks occur in the early morning and late afternoon, and there are several daily periods of rest.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. horses

    Blocks in whalers for cutting blubber on. (See WHITE-HORSE.)

Editors Contribution

  1. horses

    Plural form of the word horse.

    The local stable had a large number of horses which they cared for and trained for horse racing.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 30, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horses' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2252

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'horses' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1399

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  1. shores

  2. hosers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of horses in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of horses in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of horses in a Sentence

  1. Bob Baffert:

    There are a lot of good horses in here, unless we see something different on Derby Day, this is a nice evenly matched group of horses. I don't see someone really popping off the screen.

  2. Dominique Perrault:

    The public is always in visual contact and proximity to the horses and professionals, without ever coming into direct contact.

  3. Dalibor Dostal:

    (The horses) will move freely on the pastures the whole year. If they have a source of water and enough space, they don't need any care. They are able to care of themselves.

  4. Kristi Noem:

    Would I run ? Oh, I'm not focused on that, i love South Dakota and I worked to come home to South Dakota, so I could be there and be with my people and ride horses for the rest of my life and be perfectly happy.

  5. Albna Hulda Plsdttir:

    Since horses are so hard to sex morphologically unless fairly well-preserved, whole skeletons are found, we know very little about the varying roles of male and female horses in the past.

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