I was wondering this because about a week or so ago, I was riding Buddy around bareback and halter/bridle-less, just letting him wander around in the woods, when we stirred up a king snake. Buddy didn't freak out or anything-he just stood there and stared at it! He was interested, but we wasn't gonna spook and run away. He even waited for me while I got off to get a better look at it and then came back to get back on. Needless to say, I'm very proud of him! So...Are most horses really afraid of snakes????