My daughter has a love for horses that is beyond words. Horses have always fascinated her and she dreams of owning a farm/animal rescue when she's an adult. This year we began volunteering a local horse rescue. This has provided her with a fabulous opportunity to not only spend time with horses and learn how to care for them, but also learn a valuable lesson in helping others. She will be starting horseback lessons very soon too which she is thrilled about.
You can definitely see God's magnificent handy work in these majestic creatures. They are beautiful, graceful, strong and gentle. They have helped humans throughout the ages in many different capacities. And they are one of the most mentioned animals in the bible (I think sheep/lambs are #1). Did you know there are lots of great scriptures that refer to horses (see below for a few as well as FREE notebooking page on horses)!
Some Horse Facts:
-Horses have the largest eyes of any land animal. Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.
-Horses are measured in "hands". The measurement 'hand' is 4 inches because that was considered to be the average width across a mans knuckles.
-Human hair, fingernails and horse hooves are made from the same protein.
-Chariot racing was the first Olympic sport in 680 B.C.
-Horses teeth never stop growing.
-The average lifespan is between 25 and 30 years.
-Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.
-Horses can run shortly after birth.
-Horses gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph).
-A male horse is called a stallion. A female horse is called a mare. A young male horse is called a colt. A young female horse is called a filly.
-Horses below to the species Equus Caballus.
-Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).
-Estimates suggest that there are around 60 million horses in the world.
-Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.
|The World of Animals from Master Books is filled with great information on horses.|
Horses In the Bible:
-Proverbs 21:31 - The horse is made ready for the day of battle, but the victory belongs to the Lord.
-Isaiah 63:13 - Who led them through the depths? Like a horse in the desert, they did not stumble.
-2 Kings 2:11 - And as they still went on and talked, behold, chariots of fire and horses of fire separated the two of them. And Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
-Job 39:19-24 - Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane? Do you make him leap like the locust? His majestic snorting is terrifying. He paws in the valley and exults in his strength; he goes out to meet the weapons. He laughs at fear and is not dismayed; he does not turn back from the sword. Upon him rattle the quiver, the flashing spear, and the javelin. ...
Another interesting fact there were only two animals in the Bible that talked a snake and a donkey!
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Kathy @ Kathy's Cluttered Mind