Thoroughbred horses are herd animals. At 6 months of age, foals are placed in a herd of horses their age. This provides some important opportunities to socialize and learn. It is an introduction to their peers and their pre-training will begin in a group setting. Horses are strongly social and a...Read More
Horses are prey animals.
Sight is their most important sense.
A highly developed sense of smell and hearing helps to warn horses against predators.
Chewing and licking indicate a relaxed horse.
Most Thoroughbred horses prefer being a part of a herd.
Horses use their body posture, ears, tail, and teeth to show how they feel. They also whinny and snort to express themselves.