They are part of the family Equidae, which consist of donkeys, zebras, mules and more. There exists more than 250 breeds of horses. They are mostly bred to pull carts, work on farms, for racing, showing and even as a beloved pet. Using a horse as an animal companion is becoming as common as having a pet cat or dog. A horses elevation is measured in units understand as”hands”. The typical riding horse is 15 hands tall. That is about 60 inches or 5 feet tall.
All these hoofed mammals can live for around 20 – 25 years. Old Billy is one of the oldest horses which lived an astonishing 62 years of age. Horses have evolved over the past 45 – 55 million years. From a tiny multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed monster we see today. The male is called a Stallion and the female is known as Mare. The baby is also known as a Foal. The diet of the horse is made of short, succulent grass and hay, together with barley, maize, oats and bran. This beautiful creature normally weighs around 1000 to 1100 lbs.
The elegance and beauty of a horse was used in home decor today. It symbolizes power and movement. When used in Feng Shui, it may bring success, fame, freedom and rate. It has been said that putting two horses together can help build strong partnership in business or in marriage. The figurines should be placed such that it is coming in and not going out of the house. Horse shoes are also thought of as lucky however, hanging a horse shoe upside down is considered back luck.