A horse is a large four-legged mammal that has been around for thousands of years.
Horses were first domesticated, or tamed to live with humans, about 6000 years ago.
Before cars, trains, and buses, people would use horses to travel long distances and to carry heavy loads.
Even now, in some parts of the world, horses are still important for transportation and farming.
Horses can have a variety of colors, from black, brown and white, to golden or spotted.
They also come in different sizes, from small ponies to huge draft horses that can weigh more than 2000 pounds!
One amazing thing about horses is that they can sleep standing up!
Their large eyes located on the sides of their heads give them a wide field of view so they can spot predators easily.
Horses are able to run fast and they are very strong.
In many cultures, horses are also symbols of freedom, power, and beauty.
Keeping horses can be a big responsibility because they need a lot of food, space, and care.
But, many people love horses and enjoy riding them for sport, for fun, or just to spend time with these beautiful animals.