This new simulation video shows us life through a horse-eye view, and is a startling reminder of what our horses can and cannot see.
Have you ever wondered what the world looks like to your horse? Or wondered why your horse spooks at that tree, bush, or rock which looks totally harmless to you? Truth is, horses see the world in an entirely different way than humans do. However, thanks to this video, we can see a glimpse of the world through a horse-eye view.
This simulation depicts what a horse views during a ride through a field and a forest. It highlights how the horse's range of sight is dramatically different than ours. You'll also notice that the horse's vision is in shades of grey and yellow, rather than in the vibrant colors with which we see the world.
Take a look at this fascinating video to better understand how your horse sees the world.
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Because horses are prey animals, having their eyes on the sides of their heads give them the ability to see almost everything around them. It's an important safety measure for horses living in the wild, since it means they can see predators approaching from almost anywhere.
You'll notice that while the video includes a wide range of sight, the horse can't see what's directly in front of him. It's amazing to think about this fact when you know the feats that horses can accomplish in trail courses, trail riding, and even jumping - when, at the last minute, they can't see the obstacles that they're navigating.
This simulation video is a great way to better understand what life looks like through a horse-eye view. It's difficult for us to recognize objects, and with the reduced definition, you can see how horses would be suspect of objects that might seem ordinary to us.
What do you think of this video? Let us know in the comments below.
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