50 Hilarious Photos of Horses Smiling
No, this isn't a reminder to schedule your bi-annual teeth cleaning appointment. (Although you probably should take care of that.) This is a PSA that horses "smiling" are really, really adorable.
But what looks like a horse smiling isn't just a submissive grin. They're actually telling us something. A horse does this lip curl or Flehmen Response when they are using their vomeronasal organ to help detect smells, from hormones to strange foods, or even to show that they're in pain. One study from the University of Sussex determined that horses have 17 different facial expressions that they use to communicate with each other. Learn to read them, and you basically know how to speak horse.
Don't have a horse of your own to communicate with? No problem. These 50 horses smiling are happy to take up the reins.