The most obvious difference between a horse and a zebra is the appearance. Zebras have black and white stripes, but horses can be a wide range of colors. Usually, the zebras can only be two colors and that is the black and white stripes. Horses can be brown, black, white or several other colors. Some horses have more than one color, but they are not striped.
Zebras are both smaller than horses and they run slower. As a result, horses are known for running fast and being big. Zebras are usually wild and horses can either be wild or tame. Rarely are zebras tame, but they could be if they are in a zoo. The muzzle of a zebra and horse are different. Zebras’ muzzles are always black, but horses’ muzzles can be other colors.
It depends which species of zebra you consider. The rare mountain lion However, zebras do differ in their skins. The zebra stripe patterns are unique to each individual. Horses have brown, black, white or dappled skins but never stripes.
Also, you can find horses all over the world albeit in slightly different appearance, but zebras are peculiar to Africa. Perhaps over many decades of centuries this is because the horse has proved to be domesticated, or humans have managed to engage horses usefully whereas zebras have remained wild. There is a difference between horses and zebras in the sounds they make.
Both snicker and snort, but zebras bray when horses whinny. Horses do not behave like pack, although there does seem to be a group spirit when they are in large numbers together. But this may be opportunity: the usefulness of horses means that they are mainly at work in ones or twos.
Zebras and horses belong to the same Equidae family of the genus Equus. However, these two do not belong to the same species.
The most observable difference between a horse and a zebra is coloration. Zebras are black and white in color but horses come in many colors and some have patterns with spot or blotches.
Horses have bigger hooves and zebras have smaller and harder hooves with a wider heel. Horses are also faster than zebras; this is because horses have longer legs than their bodies but the zebras’ legs are about the same length as their body.
The zebra can make noises similar to horses and donkeys but the zebra has a unique vocalization called a bark. A horse does have this special feature.