In the Magazine: Should You Clip Your Horse’s Whiskers and Ears?

Excerpt from the January 2018 issue of Heels Down Magazine.

Horses have special tactile hairs called vibrissae – these are his whiskers.The whiskers on a horse play an important role in his sensory awareness system. These amazing sensory hairs have their own nerve and blood supply and help your horse “see” his surroundings. Vibrissae are also present in the form of horse eyebrows. (Please don’t pluck ‘em!) These whiskers allow him to gather information about his surroundings and aid in general depth perception, especially those surrounding his lips and chin.

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