Horses can tell when we are happy or sad by our facial expression and voice

Horses recognise when we are happy or sad

A scientific study recently published online conducted by researchers from the University of Turku in Finland, concluded that horses can distinguish between the human facial expressions of sadness and joy and they can combine that visual appreciation with the sound of our voice. The study …

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What does a horse signal with its tail (video infographic)?

Horse signals excitement with its tail held high

The infographic covers the basics and a little more on horse tail movement signalling. There is some additional information below it. Firstly, I am thankful to Desmond Morris PhD who is an author and zoologist. Excitement and alertness In general, the tail rises upwards in …

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Tone of the human voice affects emotional state of domestic animals including horses

Talking to your horse in melodious tones is the right way

Domestic animal caregivers should talk to their animal companions politely in melodious and pleasant tones as they know when you’re angry and when you are expressing that anger in your voice. As a result, they become upset according to a study of horses and pigs. …

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Horse does not want to be ridden and pretends to be dead. Why?

Horse plays dead every time I want to ride him

This TikTok video begs the question as to whether horses like being ridden. It seems to me that the average person almost automatically believes that horses like to be ridden because we see so much of it. Because we don’t see horses rejecting their riders …

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