# What is the mean of horse? – Horse Racing Odds 6/5

The mean of horse is the amount of horse that can be fed in a year’s time to a horse which is a good standard of nourishment. The mean of horse is normally based on the proportion of total horse population (i.e., number of horse) to total human population (i.e., number of people per horse).

This may be calculated in a number of ways.

The first method is to count horses that have died (since these horses are no longer available for food) and compare their numbers to the number of horses that are still available for food. If the number of horses that have died for every horse available is lower, or if the number of horses that remain available for food is higher, the mean of horse is closer to the mean of horse than the standard of horse calculated by dividing actual population by number of horses in the population.

Another means of calculating the mean of horse is to divide the number of horses in a given population by the number of horses in that population (which is the same as population multiplied by number of horses in the population).

Using the first method the mean of horse may be calculated as follows:

Number of horses /Number of horses in population = Mean (of horse as given in original reference)

Using the second method the mean of horse may be calculated as:

Number of horses /Number of horses in population divided by mean of horse calculated (by first method) = Mean (of horse as given in second method)

(If a formula is provided it may be altered to use more or less horse as given.)

Using any method of calculating the mean of horse the mean is usually close to the mean of horse calculated through dividing actual population by number of horses in the population. However, this may not be exact. In some situations the mean can be close to zero.

One or more of the references in this publication have indicated, in footnote references, that horses may be fed in two or more species of horse, the references do not specify which species and the references do not specify the species; therefore it is suggested that a minimum of two related (or a minimum of three) species of horse should be specified (see footnote number “1”).

For example, using a table of horse species that are commonly offered for sale in this country, for any given species, the mean of horse would be the mean of two different species (Table 1).