Category Archives: Horse Facts

How much does a horse cost?

Owning a horse can be a fun and rewarding experience, but you need to do some long-term planning to ensure you are prepared to make the commitment. Being a responsible owner involves much more than ensuring your horse has adequate food, water and shelter. Meeting the basic needs of your horse is the most obvious of your responsibilities,...

Does your horse recognize you?

Yes, horses can recognize their owners from their voices and create a mental picture of familiar humans according to research. The research suggests horses use a recognition strategy to identify numerous individual people in their day-to-day lives When a familiar person's voice is played from a hidden loudspeaker, horses look towards them more than to another individual...

Whorlology

A whorl, (also called a swirl, crown, or cowlick), is where the hair grows in the opposite direction from the hair surrounding it. Most horses have one somewhere on their face, although the position and shape varies. The whorl can be high, between the eyes, or low on the horse’s face and be big, small,...

Horse Whiskers – are they important?

Did you know that trimming horse whiskers is illegal in Germany?  Why is that? You may be surprised to know that whiskers (vibrissae) are actually an important sense to horses.  The whiskers around your horse's eyes and muzzle are extremely sensitive and have rich nerve supplies.  Studies have deduced that horse's have a region of the...

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