TNT Horse Haven

A Scottsdale, AZ 501(c)(3) Horse Rescue

Fun Facts

About Horses

  • Horses can sleep both lying down and standing up.

  • Horses have around 205 bones in their skeleton.

  • Horses are herbivores (plant eaters).

  • Horses have bigger eyes than any other mammal that lives on land.

  • Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head, they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time.

  • Horses gallop at around 44 kph (27 mph).

  • The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 mph).

  • Estimates suggest that there are around 60 million horses in the world.

  • The fastest recorded sprinting speed of a horse was 88 kph (55 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.

  • There are at least 186 Breeds of horses. For example, TNT Ranch has 3 Quarter Horse, 1 Paint, 1 Missouri Fox Trotter. There are also Thoroughbreds, Arabians, Friesian and so many more….

  • There are 5 Major types of Horses: Draft horses, warmbloods, light horses, gaited horses and ponies.

  • Horses come in many colors… vivid coat colors, ranging from solid and static to multifaceted and ever-changing. Their colors are controlled by genetics. Their colors can be Bay, Chestnut, Grey, Black, Sorrel, Dun, Palomino and Pinto.

  • The average gestation length in a mare ranges from 320-362 days. Your mommy carried you for about 280 days.

  • A Mare can give birth to her foal by either standing or laying down. Their front hooves and nose show first, and the foal is normally birthed within a few minutes.

  • The average brain of a horse is about 2.5” in size and weighs about 22 ounces, half the size of the human.

  • Horses are not able to vomit and if they get a stomach problem it can be very harmful to them. This is known as Equine Colic.

  • Horses will not lie down simultaneously because at least one will act as a look-out to alert its companions of potential dangers.

  • There are 4 basic gaits that indicate the speed a horse is moving. Walk, Trot, Canter and Gallop.

  • Horse riding is often used as a form of therapy for people with disabilities.

Sources for Facts: Science Kids, Wikipedia, The Fact Site, Cool Kid Facts

Horse Ownership Costs

Owning & Caring for a Horse


Feed, maintenance and Healthcare Needs…
The average horse weighs 1,100 pounds and needs to eat a minimum of 16.5 pounds to 27.5 pounds of its body weight each day in hay and pellets.

Vet and Farrier…
Vet is an annual visit for standard check-up, teeth, sheath, shots, minor care for non-emergency injuries… Averages $485 per year per horse. In addition to vet fees, there is a cost for hoof maintenance. Caring for your horse’s hooves isn’t an optional expense. Poor hoof care can lead to infection, joint hyper-extension, and even permanent lameness. Horses are seen by a Farrier every 6 weeks to be trimmed and shoed… Average per horse $150

Adopt A Horse Programs:

Feed a Horse for 30 days = $150
Love a horse (includes stall chores and learning basic horse interactions) = $250
12 Riding lessons (3 per week) = $480
Care for a horse for 6 months (food = $900, 1 vet call, = $85, 3 farrier visits = $450) = $1,435