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Re: [RC] [RC] Tying to the trailer vs Bungees et al. - Truman Prevatt

I believe that horses evolved to have almost 360 degree vision with it's head down grazing so it could see an approching predator from all directions in that position. I don't know about other people's horses but when mine have thier heads down to graze their feet are not splayed, they are square under them and they can be in flight within a nanosecond (which I've seen them do). When sleeping out in the pasture some lay down and some stand watch, then they seem to trade.

Just my observatins of my horses.


Diane Trefethen wrote:

We humans are pretty smart but sometimes we jump to conclusions. What is "natural" about a horse eating and drinking from the ground isn't that the horse prefers it but that in the wild, almost all food and water ARE ON the ground. If you could ask a wild horse, "Which would you prefer? Eating and drinking from the ground, with your feet splayed out because your neck isn't long enough, off balance, and unable to see an approaching carnivore in the tall grass or eating and drinking from a ledge at about chest height, balanced and able to move off quickly, and able to spot a skulking carnivore by the movement of the tall grass?", I bet the horse would reply it favored the latter. Even when sleeping, a horse's natural head carriage, not counting peanut rollers, is rarely BELOW its chest.


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[RC] [RC] Tying to the trailer vs Bungees et al., Dreamweaver
Re: [RC] [RC] Tying to the trailer vs Bungees et al., Diane Trefethen