It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to perceive the world the way horses do, but today’s featured video about equine vision gives a pretty good approximation. The video was created as a joint effort between scientists and graphic designers and shared by Haras de la Cense, a French organization dedicated to studying equine nature and educating equestrians.
Understanding equine vision is one way to better understand why horses behave the way they do. For example, the video shows that horses can see better in the dark than humans can, which means when it seems like your horse is shying at a shadow, he might actually be seeing something in the underbrush that you can’t.
For best effect, watch the video full screen on your computer.