- In a 500kg horse, the brain weighs around 600g or 1.2g per kg bodyweight. This is comparable to other hoofed mammals of a similar size but much smaller than that in people (~17g per kg bodyweight).
- The main difference between a human and an equine brain is the frontal lobe which involves thinking, forecasting and planning. This is much smaller in horses than in people. The horse uses this area for voluntary activity rather than for “thought”.
- The horse’s brain is divided into three sections - the fore-brain, the mid . . .
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