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What colors can horses see?

9 days ago   |   By Gurney Journey

Horses don't see colors the same way humans do. Like other non-primate mammals, they can distinguish yellow and blue, but they can't tell the difference between red and green.
"A study has shown the orange framework on the right-hand fence is actually seen as a shade of green by horses as in the left image." Image courtesy BBC and BHA. Red or orange colors, commonly used for jumps, blend into the background from a horse's point of view. When takeoff boards are painted white and the hurdles are made a bright yellow, scientists at the University of Exeter discovered that the horse will jump...
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