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post #1 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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Can horses see in color?

I'll tell you the answer after a while.
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post #2 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 05:43 PM
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Yes, I think they can.... I think.

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post #3 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 05:45 PM
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Maybe they even see both depending on the color.

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post #4 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 06:29 PM
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I think they can because I have brought out a different color saddle pad before and junior freaked until he figured out it was just a saddle pad...
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post #5 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 06:58 PM
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Yup, they just can't see as many colors as humans can.
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 07:38 PM
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microscopic examination of the horses eye shows them to have two types of cone cells and so they should have colour vision but perhaps this will be limited in comparison to human colour vision. Which colours horses can detected cannot, however, be established with a microscope. Studies have shown that they can definitely distinguish red to a certain extent but not as clearly as with yellow, green and blue. In the studies, the colours were distinguished from grey and were chosen around 95% of the time so it does show a high level of recognition.

So yes, they do see colour but not in the huge spectrum that we do. And their depth perception is much different to ours but that's a whole different thread lol I've already said more than I needed too lol
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post #7 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 08:47 PM
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^Exactly!
No Jazzy, that was really informative!! :) LOL!
Yeah they can see colors but to a certain extent. ;)
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post #8 of 12 Old 01-13-2008, 09:56 PM
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^Exactly!
No Jazzy, that was really informative!! :) LOL!
Yeah they can see colors but to a certain extent. ;)
good :)
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-14-2008, 06:04 AM
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I did a school assignment on what colour water buckets horses prefer, and to cut it short yellow was the most popular, red second and purple 3rd.

I also heard that horses identify each other by their colours. Im not sure if that's true though.

But yeh I think they see in colour.
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-14-2008, 06:04 PM Thread Starter
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Yep! Your right they can! :)
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