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Horse Behavior

Photographer: Kathy Landman
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.
Photographer: Kathy Landman

Horses use their body posture, ears, tail, and teeth to show how they feel.  They also whinny and snort to express themselves.