A newborn foal’s hooves are called an eponychium. More informally, they are also known as “golden slippers,” “‘foal slippers’”, or “fairy fingers”. Although the foal’s hooves remain soft at birth, once the air hits its feet the hooves start to dry out quickly. It is interesting to note that a foal is born with fully formed hooves.
Majority of the Horse breeds can swim well, but training is required to some extent for efficient swimming. Presence of enlarged lungs help them to float in water ,but as they find difficulty in breathing underwater, they tend to keep their head over the water and their legs trotting through the water while swimming.