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  1. #1
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    Jul. 21, 2009

    Default Horses in a total solar eclipse

    Has anyone ever witnessed the effect of a total solar eclipse on their horses' behaviour? In less then twelve hours there will be a solar eclipse in our area, and we will experience totality for approx. two minutes. Prime time seats in my backyard, very lucky!

    Anyway, anyone know how the horses may react? Don't think my two will be bothered - the dogs, on the other hand, may get a little crazy!

  2. #2
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    Jan. 4, 2007


    While horses tend to freak out about a trash can moved over out of place by five feet in the barn aisle, I doubt they will even notice it got dark and then light again and think that is something to worry about.

    Also, think that horses can see very well in the dark, as anyone that has gone in night rides can tell you.
    It won't be like they go blindly bumping into things because of a two minute eclipse.

    Let us know what happens.

  3. #3
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    Nov. 1, 1999
    Someplace Wet


    They may react like it is the end of the day ( dinnertime) and want to be brough in from outside.

    but for the most part they will probably be Meh
    -- * > hoopoe
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    Introverted Since 1957

  4. #4
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    Jul. 21, 2009


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