9 special horses - the most unusual
All horses are noble and beautiful animals, but among them there are special ...
1. The fastest horse
Many believe that the fastest horses are Arabian. However, this is a fallacy. The palm is held firmly by representatives of the English thoroughbred horse breed. And the record holder among these sprinters is the stallion Beach Rekit, who developed a speed of 69.69 km / h at a distance of 410 meters. On average, purebred riding horses at short distances develop speeds of about 60 km / h.
2. The highest horse
Sampson, the Shire stallion (English heavy truck), is recognized as the tallest horse in the world. His height was 220 cm. Sampson lived in the century before last (born in England in 1846), but his record has not yet been broken. This heroic horse weighed one and a half tons.
3. The heaviest horse
The record holder for weight is a Belgian horse named Big Jake. With a height of 217 cm, its weight exceeds 2.5 tons.
4. The smallest horse
This little inch of the horse world is named Tumbelin and has a height of 43 cm with a weight of 26 kg. In 2006, she took pride of place in the Guinness Book of Records. The horse lives on a farm in St. Louis (Missouri, USA).
5. The oldest horse
In matters of longevity, the pedestal is again captured by the inhabitants of Misty Albion. Horse Old Billy, born in 1760, lived 62 years. And he worked, carrying barges, almost his whole life! The skull of Old Billy is kept at the Manchester Museum.
On average, horses live 25-30 years.
6. The strongest horse
At the exhibition in Wembley (Great Britain), the Vulkan heavy truck showed a “jerk” of 29.47 tons on the dynamometer. This record was set on April 23, 1924.
7. The most bouncing horses
A horse named Chuaso from Chile holds the world record in high jump. On February 5, 1949, he managed to overcome the 2.47 m high barrier.
A horse named Samsing set a record for long jumps. In 1975, jumping a ditch with water in Johannesburg (South Africa), he overcame 8.40 m.
8. The most expensive horse
Frankel, the handsome bay English riding thoroughbred, is the best racehorse. Its estimated cost is $ 200 million.
9. The most maned horse
The stallion Linus was recognized as the champion in “hairiness”. This four-legged mod "glossy chestnut-gold suit with a delicate linen-colored mane and tail" for a long time grew an object of housekeeping pride. As a result, the mane was 4.27 meters long and the tail 3.66 meters!