This thread is very helpful as we are learning about horses and getting ready to get more serious for our 10 year old who loves them but does not KNOW them.
My cousin has a black mare Princess... in Alabama... who is Scared out of her mind by ARMADILLOS. It doesn't matter if they are dead or alive. So, now it has gone to white plastic bags that LOOK like armadillos to her. She stops and does the big eyes stare.
I can't say I blame her. I don't like to be surprised by them either... the armadillos.. not the plastic bags.