- Horses have binocular and monocular vision, which means they can focus both eyes on one thing, or use both eyes independently.
- Horse can’t vomit. Their biology doesn’t allow it; the muscles that close off the stomach are too strong.
- The French word for horse, cheval, is the root of the English word chivalry. To be horse-like.
- Horses have 26 muscles in each ear.
- A small indent on a horse’s skin is called a ‘prophet’s thumb mark’ – and is considered good luck.
- The oldest horse on record lived to be 62 years old.
- A 1,100 year old carving of an enormous horse is set into the side of a mountain in Westbury, England.
- ‘Flehmen’ is the term given to the face horses make when sniffing out a new smell that makes them look like they’re laughing.
- The horse’s closest relative is the rhino.
- There are 58 million horses in the world today.
Retired Military Funeral Horse Looks for New Home
Quincy, a beautiful 11 year old quarter horse, was highly trained for a very specific role in the US military.
It was his job to pull the coffins of deceased soldiers.
There was no rider, Quincy, along with another horse, were trained to pull the coffin alone. The horses that performed this task were part of the Caisson Platoon.
But after a life of honourable service, he developed lameness in his front feet and had to retire.
He was known to be ‘loving and enthusiastic towards visitors and especially children,’ and there were concerns that Quincy would miss the work he had spent his life doing.
The vetting process was intense, with an expert level of knowledge in horse welfare required by the adopter.
Quincy has since found a new home and can live the rest of his days in leisure.
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5 tips for making an inspiration office space
Chalkboard spray paint.
Sounds kind of like tartan paint, doesn’t it? But this is actually a real thing – spray any surface with some chalkboard paint, let it dry and that’s it. You can know draw on it like a regular chalkboard.
You can turn any wall in the office into a space for new ideas.
2. Windows, windows, windows.
Studies repeatedly find that being new a window helps people work ore efficiently and effectively.
Always plan for this when build your office. You can never have too many windows.
3. Make your interior interesting.
Murals are relatively cheap but they make a huge difference when it comes to first impressions.
Make sure that your visitors step through your door and are surprised and impressed.
4. Get an old game machine.
Everyone appreciates a bit of fun. It can be a point of contact for your entire office – and your visitors.
It’s also another way to impress the people that step into your offices.
5. Make use of skylights.
One of the most under-used creations of this century is the skylight. Zero-energy usage, low maintenance – these awesome things can be used to flood your work space with natural light and brighten up everyone’s day.
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