Do You Know? Are Horses’ Hooves Made of Cartilage, Or…? - Horse&Rider

Are Horses’ Hooves Made Out of…Cartilage?

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A woman’s hand is placed under a horse’s hoof, holding it up. What are horses’ hooves made of?

TRUE OR FALSE: Horses’ hooves are made of the same protein that forms human cartilage.

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ANSWER: False. Horses’ hooves are made of keratin, the same protein that forms human hair and fingernails.

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