Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Perissodactyla

Family: Equidae

Genus: Equus

Specimen Description

The skin of horse is soft and thick. It provides a protective barrier against the environment, regulates temperature, and gives your horse its sense of touch. Depending on the species and age, the skin may be 12 to 24% of an animal’s body weight. There are three primary horse color pigments: black, brown and yellow. These pigments can be mixed and matched to create all the equine coat colors. Horse has three types of hair: permanent hair like his mane and tail, which grows and does not shed out; tactile hairs like whiskers; and the regular hair coat, which grows and sheds out with the stimulation of light.

About the Animal

Horses have lived on Earth for more than 50 million years. Due to domestication, they are found all over the world. It is believed that horses were first domesticated in Asia between 3000 and 4000 B.C., Back then, horses were used mostly for milk and meat. Eventually, horses joined oxen as a form of animal transportation. Out in the wild Horses are very social animals. They live in groups called herds. In the wild, horses will live in herds that consist of three to 20 animals and are lead by a mature male, which is called a stallion, The rest of the herd is made up of females and their young.