Sunday, February 28, 2010

Horse talk: pricking ears

The picture above is an Arabian horse pricking its ears. Lots of horses prick their ears when they are alert or see something new. When a new horse comes, the horse will prick its ears and probably touch noses with the new horse. When a horse runs, it usually has its ears pricked, or spread apart, and the nostrils are flared to let in air so the horse can run faster and take in air while running. If a horse has its head high, and pricked ears, it's usually alert of something. Sometimes if your horse pricks its ears, it's because it is looking at something, if the horse pricks its ears and has its head back a little, it's a sign of fear.

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