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Can Horses Smell Fear? is the second episode of The Amazing Race 10.


One team goes into an emotional tailspin when they're thrown from their horse during a detour, while alliances start forming between several of the teams.

The pressure starts to take its toll on several of the racers as precious time is lost when teams are forced to switch tasks mid-stream, while others struggle to finish a flaming roadblock. Meanwhile, alliances start to form between several of the teams who realize they might be considered the underdogs of the Race.[2]


Route Markers

The order of departure from Juyongguan are as follows:

  1. Tyler & James (9:04 pm)
  2. Duke & Lauren (9:17 pm)
  3. Peter & Sarah (9:22 pm)
  4. Dustin & Kandice (9:36 pm)
  5. Rob & Kimberly (9:51 pm)
  6. Kellie & Jamie (9:56 pm)
  7. Erwin & Godwin (10:02 pm)
  8. Tom & Terry (10:13 pm)
  9. Lyn & Karlyn (10:19 pm)
  10. David & Mary (10:29 pm)

Teams must sign up for one of two charter buses to Erlian Train Station in Erenhot. The first bus to Erenhot is scheduled to depart at 12 am and can only carry only five teams. The second bus is scheduled to depart at 2 am and can carry the other five teams. Once in Erenhot, teams must take a train to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Upon arrival, teams must make their way to the Choijin Lama Temple and observe a ceremony to receive their next clue.

Teams must choose a marked Soviet-era military jeep and drive themselves to a riverbed in Terelj. At the riverbed, they must don traditional Mongolian army hats and ride 2.5 miles on horseback until they reach Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, where they would find their next clue.

Choice A: Take It Down
Teams must choose one of ten traditional nomadic shelters known as a ger, take the canvas and roof down, package it for transport, and load it onto a camel. Once completed, a nomad would give them their next clue.

Duke & Lauren, Kellie & Jamie, and Peter & Sarah chose this task.

Choice B: Fill It Up
Teams must take a cart pulled by an indigenous ox-like animal called a hynik and four water containers to a river 500 yards away. They then had to fill the containers, bring them back, and fill a barrel to a designated line. Once completed, a nomad would give them their next clue.

David & Mary, Dustin & Kandice, Erwin & Godwin, Lyn & Karlyn, Rob & Kimberly, Tom & Terry, and Tyler & James chose this task.

Teams must ride on horseback back to the riverbed in Terelj, then drive themselves to the town of Gachuurt and find the Hotel Mongolia, where they would find their next clue.

"Who's ready to aim high?"

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock must string a traditional Mongolian bow and shoot a flaming arrow to hit a target 160 feet away. After hitting the target, the team could check in at the Pit Stop at a pavilion on a hill.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Kellie decided to quit the Roadblock and take a 4-hour penalty.

For coming in first, Peter & Sarah won a trip to Mexico, including swimming with dolphins and traveling in the forest on an ATV, sponsored by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward> Used the Yield< Recipient of the Yield
Peter & Sarah
 1st place 
Peter & Sarah
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Tyler & James
 2nd place 
Tyler & James
Duke & Lauren
 3rd place 
Duke & Lauren
Tom & Terry
 4th place 
Tom & Terry
Dustin & Kandice
 5th place 
Dustin & Kandice
Beauty Queens
Rob & Kimberly
 6th place 
Rob & Kimberly
David & Mary
 7th place 
David & Mary
Coalminer and Wife
Erwin & Godwin
 8th place 
Erwin & Godwin
Lyn & Karlyn
 9th place 
Lyn & Karlyn
Single Moms/Friends
Kellie & Jamie
 10th place 
Kellie & Jamie


  • This episode marks the first time that The Amazing Race visits the country of Mongolia.
  • The episode title is said by Kimberly Chabolla while horseback-riding.


The Amazing Race 10 Episodes

"Real Fast! Quack, Quack!" · "Can Horses Smell Fear?" · "Oh, Wow! It's Like One of Those Things You See on TV!" · "I Know Phil, Little Ol' Gorgeous Thing!" · "I Covered His Mouth, Oh My Gosh!" · "Maybe Steven Segal Will See Me and Want Me to Be in One of His Movies" · "I Wonder If This Is Going to Make My Fingers Pickle" · "He Can't Swim, but He Can Eat Cow Lips" · "Being Polite Sucks Sometimes" · "Lookin' Like a Blue-Haired Lady on a Sunday Drive" · "We Just Won't Die, Like Roaches" · "Dude, I'm Such a Hot Giant Chick Right Now!" · "Say Your Deepest Prayers Ever!"