Home  | Gift Shop  | Multimedia  | Lesson Plans  | Forum  | Contact  | Help  | Feedback  | Bookmark Us


Horse Posters Horse T-Shirts Horse Magnets Horse Mugs Horse Tote Bags Horse Gifts Horse Pictures Horse Videos Horse Sounds Horse Information  

  Horse Pictures

There are 120 picture matches for 'Horse'.
Pages: 1 2 3 4 Next  
Horse
Farm horses
Horse
Copyright 2009 JungleWalk.com and its licensors.

You can customize this image and buy at it as a
Poster | Magnet | Tote Bag | Mousepad


More About Horses ...
The Horse, Equus caballus, is a large ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. It has been important for transportation; to ride on, or for pulling a chariot, carriage, horse-drawn boat, stagecoach, tram, etc.; also as plough horse, etc. as well as food; see also domestication of the horse. Until the mid 20th century, the horse was used heavily in warfare.

The evolution of the horse from the very early (around 55 million years ago) Hyracotherium or eohippus to the wild equids listed below, is well understood in comparison to our understanding of the evolutionary succession of most animals. By natural selection, the toes of early horse ancestors reduced to the single central toe which forms the hoof of the modern equine. The opposite being animals with 'cloven' hooves (2 toes), like cows, pigs and sheep. Vestiges of other toes remain as the splint bones, the callous-like "chestnuts" on the inner sides of all four legs, and the "ergots" hidden in the hair of the underside of the fetlock joint.

Horses live in family groups in primarily grassland habitats. These normally consist of a mature stallion, his harem of mares, and the mares' offspring. Once young males reach breeding age and begin to attempt to breed mares or challenge the herd stallion, they are driven out of the herd and form "bachelor bands" with other young stallions. It's usually not until a stallion reaches 7 or 8 years old that he stands a real chance at acquiring mares, eventually becoming, if successful in the attempt, a "band stallion", i.e. having a harem of his own, having separated female equids from another stallion's band.

An alpha mare dictates the direction in which a family herd travels, while the stallion brings up the rear, "herding" his family. Recently, researchers have observed that there seems to be a form of democracy among horses. For instance, if the majority of the herd decides it's time to stop and eat, the whole herd will stop and eat.

The earliest evidence for the domestication of the horse comes from Central Asia and dates to about 3,000 BCE. There are competing theories about the time and place of domestication. However, wild species continued into historic times, including the Forest Horse, Equus caballus silvaticus (also called the Diluvial Horse); it is thought to have evolved into Equus caballus germanicus, and may have contributed to the development of the heavy horses of northern Europe, such as the Ardennais.
Taxonmony
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Perissodactyla
Family: Equidae
Source: Wikipedia Read more about Horses
PICTURES (Click to enlarge)
Horse picture Horse picture American saddlebred picture
Horse Horse American saddlebred
Horse picture Quarter Horse picture Arabian Horse picture
Horse Quarter Horse Arabian Horse
Arabian Horse picture Arabian Horse picture Horse picture
Arabian Horse Arabian Horse Horse
Horse picture Quarterhorse picture Horse picture
Horse Quarterhorse Horse
Horse picture Arabian Horse picture Arabian Horse picture
Horse Arabian Horse Arabian Horse
Arabian Horse picture Appaloosas picture Camargue Horse picture
Arabian Horse Appaloosas Camargue Horse
American saddlebred picture Chesnut picture Horse picture
American saddlebred Chesnut Horse
Horse picture Arabian Horse picture Horse picture
Horse Arabian Horse Horse
Horse picture Horse picture Horse picture
Horse Horse Horse
Dappled Grey picture American saddlebred picture Shetland pony picture
Dappled Grey American saddlebred Shetland pony
American saddlebred picture Horse picture Horse picture
American saddlebred Horse Horse
Horse picture Horse picture Horse picture
Horse Horse Horse
Pages: 1 2 3 4 Next  
Photos on Canvas
 

 
Home   Basket   My Account   About
2002-2010 Netrikon Designs. All rights reserved.
Visit JungleWalk.com to learn more about animals!