Sunday, June 19, 2016

Study Confirms Horses 'Talk' to Human Handlers

Harv and I discussing how treats are dispensed
Shocker of a study from, but I appreciate some research affirming what most of us 'knew' but maybe couldn't prove: Study Confirms Horses 'Talk' to Human Handlers.  I've been lucky to have two super-expressive horses only two happy to weigh in on any/everything I did.

In some circles, this is known as being spoiled, or fresh maybe. It's a difficult balance. If horses are too constrained by discipline, I think they become a little robotic, or at least harder to read. It's like they have no  hope of influence.

Harv was, and Ri is, very influential.


  1. Lovely to read such a positive article.

    keep calm and start writing...

  2. What I love more is the communication you get with your horse that is so subtle, yet detailed and no one knows about it. I love those secret conversations. And if my turtle can tell me she wants out of her tank, is cold, is hungry, is curious about something etc then ANY animal can communicate with humans--and they do.


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