Signs of Fear in Horses
How do you recognize when a horse is afraid? What is his body language? How does his behavior change? Here are some signs of Horse's fears.
One of the first signs a horse gives to indicate fear is to turn their whole focus to the object or area where their concern is.
Heaving breathing and snorting is a very common sign of fear in horses. Typically when a horse is scared, they look and focus on the object, arch their neck and snort.
An arched neck on a horse is a beautiful thing. Dressage horses, in particular, are trained for this type of head carriage. It can, however, also be one of the visual clues that a horse is afraid.
For most horses, their eyes are typically fully colored and not showing any white when in a relaxed state. Horses typically have brown or blue eyes.