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Are horses color blind?

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I've worked with horses for over 30 years and can tell you that they're not color blind. But they don't see as many colors as people. Horses make up for not seeing as many colors as humans with a much keener night vision. ...Read More
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How much does it cost to own a horse?

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It's expensive to own a horse, even if you inherit it. Without including boarding, it costs me over $3,000 a year to care for my horse's health, food, grooming and other supplies. Without a stable, boarding her is another $1,500 per year. ...Read More
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Can horses understand words?

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Yes, similar to dogs they understand words and commands pretty well. They are really loyal animals, and while you train them, if you give them treats and positive reinforcements, they will react better to you. I went to horse camp a few years ago, and the horses knew many commands and words that we said to them while riding. They also have excellent memories!...Read More
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Do horses like dogs?

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Horses are social animals like dogs and both seem to be far happier when they have company than when they are alone. One of my friend's dogs always sleeps in the stables with the horses at night and seems to like being there more than in the house! You also can see horses and dogs together in many country settings, so it seems they must get along....Read More

Do horses like being ridden?

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That depends on who you ask, including the horse. Some horses make it clear by throwing would-be riders off of their back. Others appear to enjoy taking a person who treats them right for a ride through a field or wooded trail....Read More
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