The thoroughbred horse is an animal of prey meaning they are sought after by a predator. Although they are large 1200 pound animals, they are still inherently affected by this and it factors into their behavior. The horse is a precocial species, meaning that foals are neurologically mature and mo...Read More
Horses are prey animals; meaning that in the wild, they are hunted and captured by predators. This has a great impact on their behavior.
Highly developed senses of sight, smell, and hearing help to warn horses against danger.
Horses are very social animals. During training and racing, they spend time with other horses to increase endurance and calm their nerves.
Thoroughbreds are referred to as "hot-blooded" as they tend to be more energetic and nervous than other equines.
Horses use their body posture, ears, tail, and teeth to show humans and other animals how they are feeling.