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Research shows that the direction of a horse's "cowlicks" provides clues to how he will behave when he spooks.
MICK MCCLUSKEY, BVSC, MACVSCJAN 11, 2019
New research suggests there’s a surprisingly simple way of predicting whether a spooking horse will turn to the right or left: Check out his facial whorls.
The equivalent of “cowlicks” in people, whorls are swirling patterns of hair; they are commonly seen on the forehead but can appear anywhere on a horse’s coat. The location and direction of whorls in humans are linked to early fetal brain development. In fact, abnormal whorls are common in children with developmental disorders...
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