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- The main purpose of his ability to hear is to detect noise, locate the sound, and determine its identity.
- They have a better hearing range than humans. Horses can hear in the range of 14 Hz to 25 kHz, while people can only hear from 20 Hz to 20 kHz. This allows them to experience low to very high frequencies.
- The ear of a horse has 10 different muscles that allows it to turn 180 degrees. Your horse may direct his ears according to where the sound is coming from.
- The shape of their ears acts as funnels. The outer portion captures the noise and directs it to the ear canal.
- Horses are responsive to the pitch of our voice. They can detect low volumes, so there’s no need to shout at them. They can also identify a stern, confident tone.
- Sounds have the ability to frighten or soothe a horse. A new, unfamiliar noise can quickly get a horse elevated or concerned, while a gentle, yet confident handler can easily soothe a fear-stricken horse.