HOW HORSE SEE
HORSE FIELD VISION
The way horses see the world is almost entirely differently to that of humans — from the distances they can see, to the colours they can process.
It is an essential element to understand the behaviour of horses when
resting in a stable, practising in a riding arena, facing an obstacle, on a racing track or while trying to load /unload off a horse trailer and traveling in isolation for several hours.
What Human See
What Horse See
VISION AT NIGHT
Research has shown that horses see at least two times better at night than people – it is probably due to increased alertness, so they can protect themselves from predators during night grazing.
Horses can endure intense light, so they are not blinded by the sunlight, however, they don’t have the ability to adjust their eyes to darkness quickly, which is why they will often refuse to enter a dark float or stable and have difficulties jumping over obstacles that is on the border of light and shadow.
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