This Foal Could Be a Little Skittish

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When a young horse (also known as a foal) is first exposed to humans, it can be somewhat frightening for the animal.

Even if it is approached slowly and cautiously, a foal may be quite shy around a person.

Experienced horse trainers know how to behave around these skittish (see definition and hear pronunciation below) animals in order to establish trust.

With time, it’s possible to gently touch the horse and create a feeling of safety!

Cool word question of the day: Can you think of any animals that are sometimes skittish?

Skittish: Easily frightened; nervous.

Click here to hear a pronunciation of skittish.

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