National I Love Horses Day is celebrated every year in the United States to highlight the importance of horses in the history of mankind. July 15th has been adopted as the day of celebration for these beautiful animals. The history of horses and humans goes back to 6000 years ago, i.e. around 4000 BC and they have been helping humans in riding and transporting ever since. This article provides important details about National I Love Horses Day 2023 such as its significance, history, celebration, and much more.
National I Love Horses Day Upcoming Events
Below mentioned are the upcoming dates for National I Love Horses Day for the next 5 years.
|National I Love Horses Day 2023||July 15, 2023||Saturday|
|National I Love Horses Day 2024||July 15, 2024||Monday|
|National I Love Horses Day 2025||July 15, 2025||Tuesday|
|National I Love Horses Day 2026||July 15, 2026||Wednesday|
|National I Love Horses Day 2027||July 15, 2027||Thursday|
National I Love Horses Day 2023 Overview
|Event||National I Love Horses Day 2023|
|Date||July 15, 2023|
|Observed by||United States|
|Purpose of celebration||To highlight the importance of horses in the history of mankind.|
Significance of National I Love Horses Day
Horses have been grazing on earth for more than 50 million years now and it was 6000 years ago that they were domesticated by nomads. Since their domestication, horses have been very useful for humans. In the initial days, they were tamed for meat and milk. After the prior civilization of humans, they began using horses for agricultural purposes such as cultivating their lands, and for transportation purposes like carrying people and goods from one place to another. Now, horses have also become a part of sports like polo, horse racing, horse riding, show jumping, and others. To celebrate the significant role that horses play in our lives, National I Love Horses Day is celebrated every year on the 15th of July.
History of the National I Love Horses Day
No clear information is available on how and when the celebration of National I Love Horses Day began. We only know that the celebration has been carried out for many years now as a day of thankfulness to the horses for helping humans out with their different tasks.
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Celebration of National I Love Horses Day 2023
You can celebrate National I Love Horses Day in many ways from simple movie-watching to extravagant horseback riding. If you have never done it before, take National I Love Horses Day as an opportunity to ride a horse. You can spend the day at a farm between the horses, taking care of them and learning more about these wonderful native companions of humans. You can also plan a trip to places where you can catch a glimpse of wild horses. Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota; The Virginia Range, Nevada; The Pryor Mountains, Montana & Wyoming; and Outer Banks, North Carolina are some of the best places where you can find wild horses. In case you are not in the mood of going out or are not able to see a live horse in action, you can watch movies based on horses. War Horse, Seabiscuit, National Velvet, Secretariat, etc are some of the best horse movies you can watch with friends or family.
Lesser-known Interesting Facts about Horses
Below here are given some interesting facts about horses that you probably didn’t know:
- Horses’ eyes are located on the sides of their heads giving them a wide range of vision.
- From gender and age, much can be learned about a horse through its teeth.
- Akhal-Teke horses are known for their speed, intelligence and distinctive metallic sheen and are also known as Golden Horses.
- Horses can sleep laying down and standing up too.
- Horses are social animals and usually live in herds.
- Isolation, lack of movement, excessive training, etc can cause depression in horses.
- Horses have one bone less than humans, i.e., 205.
- Prometean was the first-ever cloned horse, born in a province of Italy in May 2003.
- Two-year-old Winning Brew made the record as the fastest racehorse in the world.
- The first known ancestors of the horse lived about 50 million years ago and were the size of dogs.
- Fusaichi Pegasus sold for $70 million in 2000 was the most expensive horse in the world. It dies on 23 May 2023.
- Horses can normally live 20 to 30 years but the longest-living horse, Old Billy, died at 62 years of age.
Frequently Asked Questions
July 15 every year
The American quarter horse is the most popular breed of horse.
There are around 58 to 60 million horses in the world, wild and domesticated combined.