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Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal. Because horse’s eyes are on the side of their head they are capable of seeing nearly 360 degrees at one time. A horse can see better at night than a human. However, it takes a horse's eyes longer to adjust from light to dark and from dark to light than a human's.
Horses produce 3-10 gallons of saliva every day. Saliva makes food easier for a horse to swallow and prevents ulcerations in the digestive tract. Unlike humans, saliva production only occurs during chewing.
A horse’s hoof is always growing and needs to be clipped. Farriers are people that specialize in taking care of horses’ hooves and putting on horse shoes. Now you know a new word!