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Horse

Equus ferus caballus

Description:

The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or the wild horse. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. Humans began to domesticate horses around 4000 BC, and their domestication is believed to have been widespread by 3000 BC. Horses in the subspecies caballus are domesticated, although some domesticated populations live in the wild as feral horses. These feral populations are not true wild horses, as this term is used to describe horses that have never been domesticated, such as the endangered Przewalski's horse, a separate subspecies, and the only remaining true wild horse. There is an extensive, specialized vocabulary used to describe equine-related concepts, covering everything from anatomy to life stages, size, colors, markings, breeds, locomotion, and behavior

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3 Comments

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 7 years ago

Thank You @YukoChartraw And Jemma

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Beautiful!

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

Beauty!!

Ali Hemati Pour
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Ali Hemati Pour

بندر ماهشهر, خوزستان‎, Iran

Spotted on Mar 24, 2013
Submitted on Mar 24, 2013

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