Horses - Rachel Golub October 19th 2006 HORSES#1 most...

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Rachel Golub October 19 th  2006 HORSES #1 most abused animal (after dogs and cats) If you own a horse, you have to be committed Equidae        o Horses  220 breeds o Zebras 3 breeds o Donkeys 8 breeds In the U.S.   6.9 billion horses! $25.3 billion spent every year George Washington  1 st  person to breed Mammoth Jacks Descended from the Arabs Show Horses – 1.9 million Recreation – 3 million HORSES Mare – female  Philly – young female Stallion – male  Colt – young male Gelding – castrated male Foal – baby horse Seasonally polyestrous  long day breeders 330 days gestation DONKEYS Jenny – female Jack – male Seasonally polyestrous
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 long day breeders 365 days gestation Henny  = Jenny x Stallion Mule  = Jack x Mare Average = 14.2 hands (anything under that is considered a pony) Draft Horses (1500 – 2200 lbs.) Light Horses (900 – 1200 lbs.)
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2008 for the course AVS 102 taught by Professor Launer during the Fall '06 term at Rhode Island.

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Horses - Rachel Golub October 19th 2006 HORSES#1 most...

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