A Mother Horse Visits Her Sick Foal
This heart-breaking photo shows a foal that has fallen sick from birthing issues. It’s mother hangs her head close to the young foal, always present.
Taken at an equestrian health centre in Beunos Aires, Argentina, a team of professionals worked long hours to help recover the sick young foal.
Through it all, her mother never left her side.
The foal made a recovery, and was eventually discharged from the centre to become a healthy adult.
Below is a photo of the team that saved her life with a different horse at their centre.
How Do Horses Communicate?
A horse’s main method of communication is through body language. They also communicate with neighs and whinnies.
Also very central to a horse;’s communication are their ears. Ear can helps horses point out areas of interest. Similarly, the direction a horse is looking is used to communicate the location of things like food.
Although things like tail movements are useful for humans when interpreting the behaviour and emotions of horses, this these kinds of signals are less important for horses when communicating with each other.
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