in Horses

- A Look at Why Horses "Cry"

"One of the great things about horses is how much they connect with humans. They are intelligent, have distinct personalities and they experience emotions."

"The general answer for if horses cry is that no, they do not openly weep like people do. However, they do have functioning tear ducts that can come into play when there is an irritation."

Do Horses Cry?

"Horses may also tear up due to simple irritations. Dust in the air, fine particles of hay, even those pesky flies of all sizes are all environmental pains."

Random Eye Irritants

"While horses may not cry in response to sad or stressful situations as humans do, they do experience those emotions and psychological reactions."

Horse Stressors