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Horsepower

(for the technically inquisitive)

Originally, a measure of the power that a horse exerts in pulling. Now, Horsepower is the rate at which work is accomplished when a weight of 33,000 pound is moved on foot in one minute or 550 pounds is moved one foot in one second!

Illustrated Dictionary of Equine Terms ©1998

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Classification of Horses

(for the scientifically inquisitive ...)
  • SuperKingdom Eukariota
  • Kingdom Animalia (Metazoa)
  • SubKingdom Deuterostomia
  • Phylum Chordata (higher animals)
  • SubPhylum Vertebrata
  • Class Mammalia
  • Subclass Theria
  • Infraclass Eutheria
  • Order Perissodactyla (Odd-toed hoofed mammals)
  • Suborder Hippomorpha
  • Family Equidae (Horses and zebras)
  • Subfamily Equinae
  • Tribe Equini
  • Genus Equus
  • Subgenus Equus
  • Species caballus (Domesticated Horse)
  • SubSpecies caballus (Modern Horse)

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