Why do horses have one toe?
Horses don't have toes, they have hoofs! On the bottom of their hoof is something called the frog, which is a more sensitive spot of the hoof.
A horses toe CAN NOT be located under the hoof, but it can be found on the leg, if you run your hand up the back of your horses leg afew inches up from the hell of the hoof you will find a rather solid bump, that is a toe, although sometimes some have bigger one's then others, it is still considered the horses toe. ;)
Prehistoric horses were much smaller. The horses we see today have one toe ( the hoof) and a remnant of another (the chestnut). Horses from that time had multiple toes, and as they evolved, they had less and less toes. To answer your question, that would be no. Horses in these periods are much faster that they were then.
The callus on a horses leg is sometimes called a chestnut. It is like an extra toe and may in fact be a residual toe from horse evolution when they had three toes not one hoof. It has no nerves so the horse can not feel if you touch it. Horse owners make use of it as each callus is different and a horse may be identified by it for record purposes.
horses do not have fingers they have a hoof on each foot Answer: The structures of each foot of a horse correspond to the toes and fingers of a human hand or foot. To be in the same position as horse a human would have one toe or finger contacting the ground at the end of each limb and the pressure being supported on one finger or toe nail (this corresponds to the horse's hoof)…
There are primarily two types of hooved mammals: those that have one toe, and those that have two toes. Those that have one toe include: Horses Zebras Donkeys Two toed hooved mammals include: Cattle Wildebeast Antelope Sheep Goats Bison Pigs Deer Giraffe Camel Gazelle Impala Gaur Water http://wiki.answers.com/Q/List_ten_types_of_Hoofed_Animals# Moose Caribo
You can't. There are silcone pads on the market that sit under the toe and are used to move it into a straigher position over time but they are not successful for most foot ailments and are not successful for hammer toe. If the toe is not painful and one is considering surgery for cosmetic reasons, the best option is to leave it. If the toe is painful or one decides the cosmetic reasons are…