Why do horses have manes and forelocks?



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    Horses have evolved manes and forelocks for many reasons. Firstly, the mane is a efficient way to keep the neck warm during cold weather and it also helps water and moisture run-off. Forelocks help keep moisture out of the eyes and can protect them from dust and other fine particles. They are also used to keep flies and other insects off the body and eyes. Usually equines with thicker forelocks come from colder and harsher climates.

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