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          The horse usually holds his head up high while exhaling through the nose with it's mouth shut.  The strong exhale creates a vibration or flutter sound in the nostrils.  The snort lasts only about 1 second.  It is very loud and can be heard up to 30 feet away.

"THERE MAY BE DANGER" or "IS THIS DANGEROUS?"~   The horse snorts, followed by an intense stare at the object that it is unsure about.
"IT'S NOT DANGEROUS"~   The horse relaxes and/or ignores the thing that it questioned.
"IT'S DANGEROUS, I BETTER LEAVE!"~   The horse tenses up and shies away from the danger.