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Why Horses "Nicker"

That "uh huh huh" sound that you hear your horse make when you come with treats always makes you smile! It's a low vibrating sound that is shared between mares and their foals and also mares and stallions before they mate. It is a greeting of affection, but is not always related with food.

Horses communicate with sounds, smells, and body language with other horses and trusted human friends. There are five main types of sounds that a horse will make to communicate. They are a squeal, a nicker, a neigh or whinny, a blow or a snort. Also the uncommon scream that occurs with rival stallions.

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