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Name: cayla
Status: N/A
Grade: 4-5
Location: TX
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Date: 8/6/2005

I really like horses right but i was talkin to my friend about wut should I teach my horse she said teach it to count numbers so. Can horses really count numbers with there hoves.

I don't know a whole lot about horses, but I believe that horses that "count" really have been trained to respond to special cues from their trainer, and can't really count.

J. Elliott

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