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November 8, 2016 - The adoption was sucessfully completed but i need help for expanding this lonely wiki, ¿can you help?, btw. i changed theme because i wanted the same theme as the recently closed Horses Wiki
November 7, 2016 - The merge was successfully completed expanding this wiki (now horse.wikia.com/wiki/ redirects to this wiki) all the pages from the other wiki is kept on this wiki, now we need this wiki new page colors
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Eohippus also know as Dawn Horse or Hyracotherium, is the small animal that the modern horse and intermediate species derived from 60 million years ago in North America. Some stood only 14 inches tall. They had to swiftly run from Diatryma, their predator, and their descendants also evolved as prey to other animals; this is why horses today are very fast runners. Diatryma was a giant prehistoric bird. The first horse was about the size of a hare. It fed on shrubs, and leaves in the woodlands of Europe, East Asia, and North America 50 million years ago.
Gray is a modifier of coat color in horses. Gray horses are born colored (bay, black, chestnut, etc) and lighten in color as they age. There are different stages of grey. A single horse may go through all stages of grey or only one or two. Most grey horses end up nearly white.
Dapple gray is an intermediate stage not seen on all grays, but often considered highly attractive. It consists of a dark hair coat with "dapples," which are dark rings with lighter hairs on the inside of the ring, scattered over the entire body of the animal. It is another possible intermediate step in the graying process of the horse. Dappled grays should not be confused with the slight dappling "bloom" seen on horses that are very healthy or slightly overweight, as "bloom" dapples disappear should the horse lose condition.