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Re: [RC] Advice on Mountain Lions - Sisu West Ranch

"...He knows the smells of the cats
better than the sight, but he knows bears by smell or sight..."

Odor! There we have a possible difference. Horses have an extremely* good sense of smell, perhaps as good as any dog. If you encounter wildlife down wind, or it is very dry, they won't be able to smell the animal and have to rely on sight. Then the bear may look like a brown person, the cougar a deer to them so no problem, but if you go into a damp valley, where the air is still, a bear passing through 25 minutes ago is a threat.


*Back in the 70's when pheasants were extremely plentiful, my horse was startled by enough that flushed under his nose that he learned to stop and point them.

Ed & Wendy Hauser 2994 Mittower Road Victor, MT 59875

(406) 381-5527



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