Horses and zebras have a lot in common. Both are herbivores that herd, have hoofed feet, and can run quickly. They have the same number of teeth, long heads, and manes. Zebras and horses are also mammals that belong to the Equidae family.
They are, however, different species with significant differences. Zebras, for example, are smaller and lighter than horses. A zebra’s ears are larger and more rounded than a horse’s. Unlike horses, which have hairy tails, zebras have solid tails with hairy tufts on the end. The horse has a long, furry mane that hangs freely around its neck, whereas the zebra has a short, stiff mane.
In addition, natural selection has bred zebras to be nervous, flighty, and viciously aggressive when cornered. In terms of riding, zebras are smaller than horses and lack the back strength required to carry a person for an extended period of time. But that hasn’t stopped people from having a good time at the expense of the zebra.
Zebras are smaller, slower, lighter, and more difficult to tame than horses. They are also related to donkeys rather than horses. There are three zebra species and one wild horse species with two subspecies, one of which has been domesticated. Savannas, grasslands, thorny scrublands, woodlands, hills, and African mountains are all home to zebra.
The domestic horse is found all over the world, whereas Przewalski’s horse, the second subspecies of wild horse, is found in Mongolia and China’s steppes, plains, and scrublands. Horses and zebras are closely related and can interbreed. Produced offspring, known as zorses, horbras, and zonies, are always sterile. Furthermore, the horse is faster than the zebra. It has a top speed of 54.7 miles per hour, while the zebra has a top speed of 40 miles per hour. Despite its slower speed, zebras can easily escape predators by running in a zigzag pattern.