Horses Make This Funny Sound When They're Happy

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When horses are happy, they snort, according to new research published today in PLoS One. The finding could help improve treatment of these domesticated animals, the authors say.

The snorts are just as cute as I had hoped. Take a listen here.

The research comes from scientists at the University of Rennes in France, who noticed that horses tend to snort when they’re moved into better living conditions, like large pastures with a lot of food.

“There are three important


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