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The horse (Equus ferus caballus) is one of two extant subspecies of Equus ferus, or the wild horse. It is an odd-toed ungulate mammal belonging to the taxonomic family Equidae. The horse has evolved over the past 45 to 55 million years from a small multi-toed creature into the large, single-toed animal of today.

Specific terms and specialized language are used to describe equine anatomy, different life stages, colors and breeds.

Points of a horse (picture from Wikipedia)

Depending on breed, management and environment, the modern domestic horse has a life expectancy of 25 to 30 years.

(source: Wikipedia)

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