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Why do horses have one toe?


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2012-10-02 00:59:25
2012-10-02 00:59:25

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.


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need to know why horses huffs grow different one toe only the other hill only and can this be fixed

Modern horses have one toe on each foot.It's called a hoof. Prehistoric horses had three toes, two that did not touch the floor.

Modern horses have one toe that has evolved over 65 million years. That toe is called a 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. ;)

Horses are odd-toed ungulates, as they only have one toe, protected by the hoof.

Horses have only one toe on each hoof.

Horses are one toed animals. They have one toe on each foot (which is there hoof) and one thumb (which is a chestnut, a bone lump that is half way up there leg).

We were doing a lab at school for this, apparently they used to have toes, the very first horses, and now they only have one toe.

Their hoof used to be like the goat's but then it evolved into one toe which makes it faster and more agile.

No. Like all horses, mustangs only have one toe per foot.

No they do not,Modern horses have one toe on each foot.It's called a hoof. Prehistoric horses had three toes, two that did not touch the floor.

Technically, the hoof is a modified "toe nail".

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.

Each hoof has one toe, therefore the Headless horseman's horse ran on four toes. (one toe for each hoof.)

Odd, they only have one toe on each leg. Altogether it would be even, I guess.

Those animals would belong in the Family Equidae, referring to horses, donkeys, and zebras.

There are no such thing as 3 toe horses. God made horses as they are now.

well a horses hoof is the same as our toe nail

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.

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A steel toe shoe is one kind of safety toe shoe.

They have similar feet (called hooves) made out of the same material but a horse has only one toe and a giraffe has two toes.

No because a horses hoof is like over finger and toe nails

horses have 4 feet on each "hoof" .

The word toe has 1 syllable.The word toe has one syllable.

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