How many bones in a horses dock?
i read somewhere 15
Yes, a horses bones are many more times dense than a humans. A horse on average weights at least 7x more than a human and runs at much greater speeds, which means the horse needs much stronger bones. Though a horses front leg bones below the knee (Called Cannon bones) are sometimes only 7 inches in circumference, about the same thickness of a human wrist. A horse should have 7 inches of cannon bone per…
That is actually a myth. Arabians have the same number of bones as all other breeds of horses. What made people first believe that Arab horses had fewer bones was that some of the bones in the Arabian were fused together making it look like one less bone. But that can happen in any and all horse breeds and is not exclusive to the Arabian.
Some say the Indians stole horses from the Spanish. This is possible, but some also say horses came over the 'land bridge' from Russian territory and evolved into ponies and horses. Of course, some say bones of the tiny prehistoric ancestorof the horse, were found in many continents. Who really knows? All of these seem plausible.