Animal Info Horses Oddities and Random Trivia

Some oddities and random trivia about horses including facts about their shoes, sweat, and eyes

HORSES

ODDITIES

So intense a pace is set by some horses that they can wear out new shoes in one race.

The world's first racehorse "psychiatrist," trainer Byron Hendricks, talks his four-legged patients out of nervous breakdowns and back on the track by letting them win "fixed" races, complete with taped crowd sounds. One of his 100 patients is Legendaire, now so well adjusted he's worth $200,000.

One of the reasons horses are skittish is because they can look back with one eye and forward with the other. That's why some racehorses are equipped with blinders.

When it becomes overheated, the Turkmene horse of central Asia literally sweats blood from tiny neck veins.

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