The modern Horse (Equus) a perfect Model of Fitness:
should be honored and protected, not abused. The horse might be considered the perfect model of fitness…No wonder people are so caught up in it’s radiant beauty. It’s not only a vegetarian, it’s inherently strong and has great endurance.
“Horses are herbivores with a digestive system adapted to a forage diet of grasses and other plant material, consumed steadily throughout the day. Therefore, compared to humans, they have a relatively small stomach but very long intestines to facilitate a steady flow of nutrients. A 450-kilogram (990 lb) horse will eat 7 to 11 kilograms (15 to 24 lb) of food per day and, under normal use, drink 38 litres (8.4 imp gal; 10 US gal) to 45 litres (9.9 imp gal; 12 US gal) of water. Horses are not ruminants, so they have only one stomach, like humans, but unlike humans, they can digest cellulose, a major component of grass. Cellulose digestion occurs in the cecum, or “water gut”, which food goes through before reaching the large intestine. Horses cannot vomit, so digestion problems can quickly cause colic, a leading cause of death.” (Giffin Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook p. 175)
Some foods that horses cannot eat are avocados and nuts, for example http://www.amazon.com/Complete-Horse-Book-Elwyn-Edwards/dp/0943955416
The small amount of fat they may take in can be easily dealt with by their liver, they do not have a gall bladder since their diet isn’t meant to be high in calories or fats…http://myhorse.com/blogs/horse-care/feeding/question-for-dr-juliet-getty-why-dont-horses-have-a-gallbladder/
Horses were thus used as work assistants on farms for uses like plowing the fields or carting equipment. It’s common knowledge they were used throughout history for transportation from recreational to carriage pulling.
I’ve fulfilled several dreams of mine amongst them was sharing Prancercise with the world..Another one was moving like a horse, along side one…I honor all of God’s creatures, and what better way to do so then to marvel at their free movement, and if possible, join with them in it!