Why do horses’ ears often shake? What are the reasons for ears shaking?

The reason why the horse’s ears often shake

Animal ears are a kind of hearing organ. However, few people know that in addition to using ears as hearing organs, horses can also use ears to express various expressions such as “happiness, anger, sorrow, and happiness”.

People who raise horses generally observe its “emotions” from its various postures, the movements of various parts of its face, the movements of its tail and limbs, and the screaming sound. For example, when a horse is hungry, if it fails to feed it in time, it will be eager to use its front hoofs to dig the ground. When it is frightened, it stretches out its hind limbs and kicks with its hind feet. However, the most obvious part of the horse’s expression is its face. 3 Among them, the expressions of ears, nose, and eyes are more prominent. Among these parts, the “expression” of the ears is most easily noticed by people. Therefore, experienced horse breeders can know its mood from the “expression” of the horse’s ears.

When a horse is in a “good mood”, the ears are erected vertically, and the roots of the ears are very strong, but they often shake slightly; when the horse is in a bad mood, the ears will keep shaking back and forth; when it is tense, it is high He raised his head on a high ground and his ears were erected to the sides; when he was excited, his ears were generally tilted backward; when he felt very tired after work, the roots of the ears appeared weak and the ears fell to the front or both sides; When it is sleepy and needs a rest, its ears hang to the sides; when it is scared, its ears are constantly shaking, and there is a noise from the nostrils. People call it “sniffing”. This is especially true at night. many.

Only by observing the horse’s ears, you can know its many different “moods”; if you look at the expressions of its nose and eyes, and the swinging movements of its tail, you can understand more “emotions” of the horse.

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