Horses sense of hearing lends great confidence to its behavior. Therefore, ear care is essential for the horse’s well-being.
This complex system is capable of warning of a risk that is more than five kilometers away.
Their hearing, with very mobile and especially sensitive ears, allow them to detect sounds imperceptible to humans.
Horses are capable of capturing sounds in a range between 55 Hz and 33.5 kHz and humans only detect sounds that are within the range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz.
This allows them to pick up signs of natural disasters such as earthquakes before they occur or to communicate with individuals or herds at a great distance.
The horse’s hearing sense doesn’t end at the ears. Equines are capable of capturing air vibrations through their teeth and ground vibrations through their hooves, which are then processed by the ear.
It is very important to frequently check the area of the ears, keep it clean and follow strict veterinary control in case of any strange symptoms.