Why Do Horses Wear Blinders?

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Blinders are small squares of firm leather, which are normally attached to the bridle of the horses head. Horses wear blinders to keep them focused on what is ahead, for safety purposes and prevention from obstruction.
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You mean blinkers? They wear them either carriage driving or in horse racing to make sure they don't look behind and lose concentration.
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Horses wear blinders so they are not distracted by what is going on beside or behind
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Carriage racing or harness racing are common equestrian sports where horses are pulling carts, carriages or wagons while racing. The horse's legs are hampered by harnesses, which
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Some of it is tradition. The rest of it is making the horse focus ahead...if there is nothing in its periforal vision, it's less likely to lose
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