The ears of a horse can move and swivel in different directions separately.
This enables the horse to listen carefully to sounds in the front of it and behind it.
The ears of the horse are flexible and mobile.
A horse also expresses emotions by moving its ears.
A horse’s ear is divided into three parts, just like a human’s ear: (1) the outer ear, (2) the middle ear, and (3) the inner ear.
Its outer ear (the part that is visible) is called the auricle or pinna. It is made out of cartilage, not bone. It is covered with a thin layer of skin and muscles.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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