Category Archives: Horse Facts

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...

The 8 Lesson Horses Every Kid Grows Up Knowing!

Chances are, somewhere back in your training history, there was a horse or many different horses that helped to make you the rider you are today. There was the kindly soul who raised his head to pop you back into the saddle when you came loose, the cranky old goat who taught you to canter (while slamming your legs into...

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