Real ethology with Lucy Rees, part 6
What whiskers are for
And why you shouldn't just shave them off
Many horse owners still shave off their horse's whiskers because it is felt that this makes the horse look more well groomed. But nature put the whiskers there for a reason. In this feature, Lucy Rees explains how important they are to the horse.
And what is it not? Why studying horse behaviour does not automatically make you an ethologist.