I am a huge racing fan with minor knowledge of the sport. I first noticed the cotton in Zenyatta's ears during the 60 Minutes segment. Now I have seen several photos of her with cotton in the ears.
I am guessing she is sensitive to noise. Does the cotton help?
ear bunnies - fake or otherwise? IME, a HUGE help for some horses, doesn't make a difference for some others, a little bit of help for most horses.
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Cotton in the ears not only cuts noise but makes the horse focus on what is close by instead of gawking around and not doing its job.
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