Hardy Horses

August 01, 2016 4 Comments

Hardy Horses

If you’ve ever ridden a horse, you know how fun and exciting it can be!

These big and powerful animals can run at speeds up to 55 miles per hour, which is amazing since the average weight of a horse is 1,200 pounds!

Most people get pretty tired after a day of horseback riding, but just imagine how the horse must feel after running around with a human on its back! . . . you think horses sleep well on those nights?

A Horse shows evidence for creation, not evolution

Speaking of sleep, did you know that God designed horses so they can actually sleep standing up? Yes, it’s true – horses can snooze in this upright position because their ligaments and muscles are designed to hold up all that weight without any effort.

You may be wondering if horses’ feet get sore, right? Their feet are called hooves and each hoof is a remarkable feature made out of tiny, hair-like tubules that are arranged in a pattern that looks a lot like a feather. To help us appreciate how God’s design keeps the horse’s feet from getting sore, it’s important to realize that scientists measure pressure by the number of pounds per square inch. This incredible design drops the pressure on the horse’s feet from hundreds of pounds to around four ounces!

God designed the horses hoofs so that he can support his 1,000lb+ weight without breaking a sweat! 

That’s right – God created the hoof so that the horse doesn’t feel all that pressure from its tremendous weight. And to make it even easier for the horse, the hoof contains a cushion that functions much like a shock absorber. This shock absorber is called the “frog”.

Let's take a look...

The Frog - A Horses hoof explained

No, the horse didn’t step on a tailless amphibian – it’s actually the name given to this special feature. Located on the bottom of the hoof, the frog pumps blood up the horse’s long legs!

The horse is like a well-designed machine created by our awesome Creator and Master Designer! And like every animal in God’s amazing creation, it’s all for His glory!





4 Responses

Ghais lateef
Ghais lateef

August 06, 2016

To me horses are the most beautiful of all the animals. It was nice to learn of their special, even unique features. But I knew already that our Creator is the Greatest Designer and Master Planner!

Cheri Fields
Cheri Fields

August 04, 2016

How fun! Thank you for doing this for kids. The more we see God’s thoughtfulness and care for all creation the more obvious praising and honoring him becomes.

Ellie
Ellie

August 04, 2016

I love this. I love the simple and clear writing and the wonderful pictures.

Jonathan Staddon
Jonathan Staddon

August 02, 2016

Thank you so much for this articles. I’m using the design of the horse at a church camp this summer to tell the kids about God’s amazing creation. God bless you all!

In Christ,
Jonathan

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