Monday, 8 June 2009


Equinophobia is a psychological fear of horses, derived from the Phobos for fear and Equus for horses. Sufferers of Equinophobia usually experience an anxiety of approaching horses.

Equinophobics usually begin such feelings at a young age, either:
-Falling off a horse while riding
-Being bitten by a horse at a young age
-Meeting a horse for the first time that turns out to be aggressive

Even in cases where horses are relatively tame, Equinophobics will avoid any form of contact with horses or stables. Another less common, but linguistically superior, word for Equinophobia is Hippophobia.

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