Horse Basics: Pasture Etiquette

Horses are natural herd animals and very insecure, uncomfortable, even unhappy, when not in the presence of other horses. There are many communication signals used by horses to understand each other’s intentions. Understanding horse communication is important for horse training, as most techniques try to closely simulate a horse’s natural communication skills. Lead (dominant) Mare:… Read More Horse Basics: Pasture Etiquette

Horse Anatomy: Eyes, Horse Vision

Like most prey animals, horses have eyes set on the sides of their heads giving them almost 350 degree vision that allows them to see a predator at nearly any angle. Only about 65 degrees from center is highly focused and binocular. Even though the other 285 degrees is monocular, it serves the purpose. It… Read More Horse Anatomy: Eyes, Horse Vision