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The word mustang comes from the Spanish word mustengo, which means “ownerless beast.”
Mustangs are one of the few breeds of horses that live wild in North America.
They are related to the horses that the Spanish explorers brought to North America 400 years ago.
Horses that seem wild today (such as Mustangs) are actually feral horses.
A female horse is called a mare. In the wild it is the mare that decides when the herd moves
on to another spot to find food.
The eyes of a horse are larger than most other animals', and they can move independently,
giving the horse a shallow panoramic vision. Because its lenses are inflexible,
a horse will focus on an image by moving its head to direct light rays to the
central part of the retina. Horses can also see in color,Although it is more difficult
for them to see purples and violets, they have less trouble with yellows and greens.
The scientific name for the horse is equus caballus.
Pure wild Mustang from the McCullough Peaks Herd near Cody Wyoming.Still roaming free. Herds of wild horses can be seen there, living as they have for hundreds of years, providing people with the rare opportunity.Technically called monocular vision, horses can use both eyes to look at two different
objects since they are on each side of their head. Hence, they can use one eye to
watch the front, and another to watch the back in case predators are around.
Horses cannot breathe through their mouth. When their nostrils become obstructed,they could suffocate.
There are over 150 different breeds and types of horses.
July 10th, 2013
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