Zebras and horses share many similarities. Both are herbivores that herd, have hoofed feet, and can sprint quickly. They have the same number of teeth, long heads, and manes. Zebras and horses are both creatures that belong to the Equidae family.
They are, however, separate species with significant differences. Zebras, for example, are thinner and lighter than horses. A zebra’s ears are broader 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, fuzzy mane that hangs freely around its neck, but the zebra has a short, rigid mane.
Natural selection has also developed zebras to be anxious, flighty, and viciously hostile when confronted. In terms of riding, zebras are smaller than horses and lack the back strength required to carry a person for a lengthy period of time. But it hasn’t prevented folks from having a good time at the cost of the zebra.
Zebras are smaller, slower, lighter, and more difficult to tame than horses. They are also connected to donkeys rather than horses. There are three zebra species and one wild horse species, with two subspecies, one of which is tamed. Savannas, grasslands, thorny scrublands, forests, hills, and African highlands are all home to zebra.
The domestic horse is distributed all over the globe, while Przewalski’s horse, the second species of wild horse, is found in Mongolia and China’s steppes, plains, and scrublands. Zebras and horses are related and may interbreed. Produced offspring, known as zorses, horbras, and zonies, are always infertile.
Furthermore, the horse is faster than the zebra. It has a top speed of 54.7 miles per hour, whereas the zebra has a top speed of 40 miles per hour. Even though zebras move slowly, they can easily get away from predators by running in a zigzag pattern.