Horses, when content, are quiet animals. Almost the only vocalization one should hear in a well-managed stable is a low-decibel nicker, which is an approach call given by a mare to her foal and by any horse to a human who feeds it. The whinny or neigh is a separation call, commonly given by horses that are separated from their group and usually
Fig. 1 Two stallions fighting. (View this art in color at www.dekker.com.)
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