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Why Horses Are so Skittish & 4 Helpful Tips to Stop Spooking

I found out that our new horse is skittish of bikes and dogs. When he saw them, he began to buck. I understand that they get scared easily, but it made me wonder why horses are so easily spooked? Horses are skittish because they are prey animals, and they pay attention to anything unfamiliar. Horses …

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Can Horses Really Sense Fear? Facts and Fallacies

Those of us who’ve been around horses a great deal know that horses are sensitive animals. They have to be; for all of their size, they are prey animals rather than predators. Does that mean they can sense fear in humans? Horses can sense fear in any animal. Some call it an instinct, but science …

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