I’m curious - does anyone with knowledge about animal/evolutionary biology think that predatory horses, akin to the Mares of Diomedes from Greco-Roman mythology, are plausible?
I’ve found tidbits of info saying that horses have been witnessed eating meat, but it was clear that these animals were starving and desperate. Could horses that eat mostly, or exclusively, meat, be possible?
Obviously, their biology would have to changed… but at what point would the creature be so different that it would no longer be, you know, a horse?
I know that predators tend to have forward-facing eyes, a body that is low to the ground, and (of course) sharp claws and/or teeth. Equids have none of these features.
Some people on this site asked this question about centaurs… but not normal horses.