Tuesday, April 6, 2010

“I need a Jukebox with a ??? song…”

I walked into a barn this morning and someone had left the radio playing for the horses. It seems a lot of people think horses like to listen to music while they are away. That got me wondering what type of music do horses like the most? As far as I know, no one has ever done a scientific study to answer this perplexing question, though it sounds like the makings of a good PhD thesis. Since we don’t have science to answer the question, we are left to clinical impressions—which can be dangerous.

Here is what I have observed:
o Quarter Horses, Paints and most stock type breeds prefer Country music.
o Arabians prefer Rock or Classic Rock
o Dressage horses prefer Classical music

So far, I haven’t found any horses that prefer to listen to talk radio.

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