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Wild horses can survive in nature. They are capable, under certain circumstances of doing fairly well. They eat grass,hay and berries and survive for years. They naturally have issues with worms and their feet have troubles. Disease will kill them long before their domesticated counterparts. Domesticated horses do not do well at all in nature. They have not developed the skills needed to survive in nature.

If you are asking how they survive, they do so by staying very aware of their surroundings and avoiding things that hurt them, such as people. They are naturally a very high strung animal that is always on the look out for predators.

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Horses stomp predators if they cannot run from them. They eat grass that grows in valleys and drink water from streams.

//Wild horses have evolved several very effective ways to survive which has stood them in good stead for millions of years. Equipped with eyes that can see almost 180 degrees and ears that swivel the same, makes it much more difficult for a predator to sneak up behind them. Living in herds is not just for socializing. There truly is safety in numbers. What one pair of eyes or ears miss, another dozen are certainly going to pick up on. Horses have large nostrils that can smell a predator, food, water and/or a mate from long distances.

The horse's three-toed ancestors eventually grew in size and speed, the toes becoming hardy and when needed, very dangerous weapons. Large teeth that any predator will think about twice before diving in. These survival tools and tactics are true for all wild and domestic horses the world over.//

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