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Equinophobia (Hippophobia) (Fear of Horses) Print E-mail

Dr. Kennedy Equinophobia is a persistent fear of horses. Sufferers of equinophobia experience undue anxiety even when a horse is known to be gentle and well trained. They usually avoid horses entirely rather than risk being kicked, bitten or thrown. They may also fear other hoofed animals such as ponies, donkeys and mules. This type of phobia may be triggered by a fall from a horse (which is probably why it is said that, after a fall from a horse, one should get right back on). "Equinophobia" is a hybrid word (one that is composed of roots from different languages). It is derived from the Latin "equus" (horse) and Greek "phobos" (fear). An alternate name for equinophobia is "hippophobia," derived from the Greek "hippos" (horse) and "phobos" fear. equinophobia,fear of horses,fear of hoofed animals,hippophobia



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