1. A horse's hoof is always growing, just like your fingernails, so shoes need to be re-fitted regularly.
2. You should always mount a horse from its left (near) side.
3. A red ribbon in a horse's tail indicates that it may kick, so you should stay away.
4. A male foal up to three years old is called a colt.
5. Yes, horses do make friends and will often have a special 'buddy'.