Classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia The Horse is a single-hooved (ungulate) mammal belonging to the Subclass: Theria taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past Infraclass: Eutheria 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today. Horses in the subspecies Order: Perissodactyla caballus are domesticated, although some domesticated Family: Equidae populations live in the wild as feral horses. These feral Genus: Equus populations are not true wild horses, as this term is used to describe horses that have never been domesticated, such as the Species: E. ferus endangered Przewalski’s Horse, a separate subspecies, and the Subspecies: E. f. caballus only remaining true wild horse.The horses anatomy enables them to make use of speed to escape predators and they have a well-developed sense of balance and a strong fight or flight instinct. Related to this need to flee frompredators in the wild is an unusual trait: horses are able to sleep both standing up and lying down.gestation lasts for approximately 335–340 days and usually results in one foal, twins are rare inhorses. Horses are a precocial species, and foals are capable of standing and running within a shorttime following birth. Horses are herbivores with a digestive system adapted to a forage diet of grasses and other plantmaterial, consumed steadily throughout the day. Therefore they have a relatively small stomach butvery long intestines to facilitate a steady flow of nutrients. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horse
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