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Difference between humans and horses...

 This is kind of in response to Morgan's comment.  So, in class we talked about how most animals and humans are pre-wired to walk.  Further, we don't learn how to walk, we practice to gain strength to be able to walk, (but we knew how to walk the whole time).  In the case of newly born horses, do they walk hours after birth because they have more developed muscles at birth?  The gestation of a horse is about 340 days compared to a human which is 280 days.  Does this extra time allow them to develop strength before they are born?  This would make a lot of sense being that many animals need to walk the day they are born to protect themselves from predators (ie. horses, giraffes, zebras).  

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