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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.

Education Blogs

From Season 1, Memento d'Oro explores Old Tavern Farm during a snow storm. Horses are still turned out in the cold as they tolerate it well due to their ability to grow a winter coat and maintain heat after digestion.    MORESNOW [1] from National Museum of Racing [2] on Vimeo [3].   [1] ...

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With recent cold weather, some might wonder how horses handle the temperatures being outside. Chris Baker, Chief Operating Officer at Three Chimneys Farm provided this explaination:  Horses deal with cold temperatures much better than they deal with heat. Provided with adequate supplies of fr...

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Thoroughbred horses are social animals. They benefit greatly from interacting with horses as well as other animals for friendship and support. Pasture/barn companions are common and range from old, retired racehorses, to farm horses, to ponies that have a steadfast, calm temperament. A pasture/ba...

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*Foal Patrol Season 2 to debut Dec. 28, coinciding with Foal Patrol Kids! open house at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame*   SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will debut Foal Patrol Season 2 online Dec. 28 at www.foalpatrol.com [1], and celeb...

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