I think I’m right in saying that chimps have accents? Different packs using slightly different sets of sounds? Can be distinguished by sound recordings?
So, do horses have accents?
To the layman, one horse’s neigh, whinny and snort sounds just like any other horse’s neigh, whinny and snort.
But there are subtle differences. Take that from the horse’s mouth.
Equestrians have long been irritated by the incorrect use of horse noises in film and television productions. Now one of the UK’s leading horse sanctuaries is working with an iconic film sound studio to find the most genuine equine sounds for use on screen.
Redwings, the horse charity, is collaborating on a project in which horse owners across Britain are invited to submit high-quality recordings of their horse neighing, whinnying, snorting or nickering.
Are we about to end up with all the horses in movies having English accents – like the baddies?