Animal Eye Fact:

Horse eyes point sideways. This gives them impeccable peripheral vision. The good news is they can almost see directly behind them. The bad news is they have a blind spot directly in front of their faces.

Arguably the symbol for majestic beauty in the animal kingdom, the horse possesses an unparalleled balance of strength and speed that have allowed them to be an invaluable resource to humans for thousands of years. In addition to their practical usefulness as modes of transportation, the grace of their movement and their distinct mane make them a particularly fascinating domesticated species.

Horses have the largest eyes of any land mammal and can see well both day and night. In regards to their perception of color, a horse’s vision is similar to red-green color blindness in humans.

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