ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: SNAKES, how to prepare?

Re: SNAKES, how to prepare?

Lauren Horn (fourhorn@mail.fia.net)
Sun, 30 Apr 2000 20:50:04 -0700


> We have found, much to our surprise, that our horses appear to discern
> between the poisonous and non-poisonous snakes.

Is this true? I had this belief that horses hated snakes, but a few
weeks ago we came across a large king snake lazily crossing the trail. I
was ready for a big reaction from my horse but didn't get anything, not
even a curious look. I was surprised that she had no reaction at all.

So Bob, if I come across a rattler, should I be ready for a different


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