The doorman

Quarter Horse

The first animal to greet you at Shepperly Farm, Doc is one of the friendliest animals around. Being a rescue and battling a neurological disorder, Doc is night and day different from when he first arrived here at the farm. You can be assured you'll make a friend for life as he follows you around the corral looking for love.

Fun Facts About This Species
Horses ears are a mood indicator. Ears forward means happy or interested and pinned to the back indicates anger or annoyance.

A horse can detect and change your heartbeat from over four feet away!

In the wild they are a pack animal.

There are more than 300 different breeds of horses!

The average lifespan of a horse is 30 years.

The name quarter horse comes from the fact that these horses can outrun other horses in a quarter mile or less. Sometimes reaching 44 miles per hour!

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