Cowboy Dictionary - Letter U
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Ungulate - A mammal with hooves.
Horses are odd-toed ungulates and cattle are even-toed ungulates.
Below: A horse hoof. A horse has one solid (not
split) hoof at the bottom of each leg. Since one is an odd number, a horse
is an odd-toed ungulate.
Below: Calf hooves. Cattle have a hoof that is split
into two toes at the bottom of each leg. Since two is an even number, cattle
are even-toed ungulates.
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