Horses communicate through body language. Horses grazing in a pasture can pick up on another horse's emotions through subtle changes in movement or stance. A dominant horse lifts its head with its chin up and its ears folded back to tell another horse to move. The dominant horse lunges forward if the other horse does not follow the orders.Continue Reading
A dominant horse may bite another horse in the shoulder or hindquarters if the horse does not follow the dominant horse's body language. Dominant horses push against other horses when they want them to move. If a horse does not move, the dominant horse increases the amount of pressure until the horse gives in to the pressure.
Horses change their facial expressions to communicate. Horses use their eyes and ears to express certain emotions. A horse often pins back its ears when it is frustrated.
Horses use their tails to communicate fear or excitement. When a horse hides its tail between its legs, it indicates fear. On the other hand, a horse with a spinning tail means that it is angry or annoyed at something. This is different from a horse using its tail to swat away insects. Horses raise their tails when they are excited as well.Learn more about Barnyard Mammals
Some glue comes from horses. It has become a less popular manufacturing process as synthetic options have become available. Elmer's, one of the largest suppliers of glue, has stated that none of its glue is derived from animals.Full Answer >
A farrier is an equine-foot-care specialist who shoes horses. Farriers trim and shape horses' hooves using tools such as rasps and nippers, and they reshape, adjust and apply horseshoes.Full Answer >
Historically, horses inhabited the vast Asian steppe, where they consumed grass and feared few predators. Currently, almost all horses are domestic animals that eat food provided to them by their keepers and fear no predators at all. Accordingly, the food web for horses is usually very simple, consisting of their food and the decomposers that eat them after they die.Full Answer >
Reputable listings of Arabian horses for sale are available at ArabianHorses.org. ArabianHorses.org is the official breed association and registry of Arabian horses, with a generally safe marketplace. Scammers however, do exist. The site advises against wiring funds or giving bank information to strangers, as these sellers may be scammers.Full Answer >