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AskHQ: Night vision

Q: Can horses see in the dark?

A: Horses can see better in low light than humans, but they can’t see in the pitch dark. Horses have a membrane at the back of their eyes called the tapetum lucidum, which reflects light more efficiently than a human eye. This allows the horse to see better in low-light conditions than many other species, but he still does not have full-quality nocturnal vision.