What Do My Horse's Nose Reactions Mean?
There is a lot you can tell about a horse by the way they react with their nose! Here are some fun facts to know about why a horse acts the way it does with its nose.
Q: What does it mean when a horse nudges you with their nose?
A: It is a reminder that they desire a treat.
Q: Why does a horse put their nose in your face?
A: Explore new and interesting things and show affection.
Q: Why do horses blow through their nostrils when they meet?
A: They’re exchanging information – it’s a great way to bond!
Q: Why do horses gather information with their noses?
A: Field of vision – horse's eyes are not in front, they have binocular vision and the blind spot is directly in front. They gather information with their lips and noses.
Q: Why do horses blow through their nostrils when no people or other horses are present?
A: A horse who seems excited, and tosses their head snorting may be testing the breeze for scents of other horses or other interesting things.