Thursday, February 12, 2015

Do horses wear bells?


If horses are being turned out in a wilderness area, it is normal to put a bell around the neck of an older, dominant mare. This is normally the horse the rest of the herd will follow. If the herd wanders out of sight, the sound of the bell will help their handlers find them again.

Note the bell worn by the chestnut mare in this shot. (The mule is also wearing one, but it's much harder to see).

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