Does your Horse Read Human Emotions? 

Do you have any pets? If yes then the bond between you and your pet is strong or not? If both the questions’ answer is yes then I might not be wrong that your pet easily read your emotions. Just like dogs, horses also read their owner’s emotions.

Generally, we all believe that only cats and dogs can make a strong bond with their owners as well as understand and communicate with them. But it is also applicable in case of when you are a horse owner and you have a strong bond with your horse.

Many of us also have the same feelings when they are with their beloved horses. But do you think that can horse read your emotions? Then it’s true. As we all know humans and horses have been working and living together for more than 5000 years ago.

From the past, humans and horses communicate successfully by sharing emotions. Not only do we read horse emotions but horses also read our emotions by observing our body language and facial expressions. Animals like horses respond more positively to humans they have previously seen smiling.

After that, they recall this thing. So, by reading this don’t surprise, because it’s true and scientifically proven. Still, you don’t believe then below we give the description by which you know that your horse read your emotions. So, let’s have a look…

Can Horse Read your Emotions?

Just like dogs, horses can also read human facial expressions and remember a person’s mood. As we discussed above, horses can read humans’ emotions by reading their faces. But as per one study horses also remember a person’s facial expressions when they previously met.

So, by this, you think How to check whether your horse understands or responds to your emotion or not? If don’t know then, don’t worry, here we give you the method by which you will easily get to know about your horse reaction on your facial expression. So, let’s have a look…

How to Find out Whether your horse Read your Emotions or Not?

To find out, whether your horse read your emotion or not this is one of the best ways to judge this. For that horse observe your facial expression with a tone of voice. That’s why this method is known as Expectancy Violation Method which is used for cognitive development in infants. In this method, horses first read humans’ facial expressions and then listen to their tone. Sometimes the horse matches the voice and facial expression.

If you are in an angry mood then your horse easily identifies your mood and give you a sideways by using its left or threatening side. Not only this, but your horse heart rates also increase. So, based on both indications, you find that your horse read your emotions. Sometimes as per your facial expression, a horse also responds to you by his head.

As per one expert horses are sophisticated animals, who can easily identify negative and positive facial expressions of humans. As we discussed above if you are angry at the time you met your horse, then your horse identifies your angry mood, and suddenly his heart rate increases and expresses it by his left eye and head.

As per the study, horses respond to voices 1.6 to 2.0 times faster than in an appropriate situation. Moreover, a horse can look at the speaker 1.4 times longer when a person is familiar. So, based on this you have an idea about horse read your emotions by observing a person’s facial expressions as well as the voice of tone. Here we give some facial expressions by which you can easily identify your horse.

Common Horse Facial Expressions:

Just like humans, horses make different facial expressions that are easily notice or identify by humans. Below we list out some of the horse facial expressions with its meaning. So, let’s have a look…

  • If your horse quickly turning his ears back and forth then it is a sign of alertness. By doing this horse may be trying to find the source of evil or awful sounds or smell and warn you about these situations.
  • If your horse ears are flattened then it shows your horse is upset. If you are close to your horse either in the high quality internal stables or outside the stable then try to change the place and move him to a safe place. If your one of your horse ear is back then in this situation your horse listens to something behind him. But if your horse ear is pinned backed and near to the neck then, he is in an angry mood, and about to kick or bite you. So, in this situation as per my suggestion make distance with your horse.
  • If your horse eyes continuously move then he is thinking about something. But when you find your horse’s eyes are quickly moving side to side then he may be frightened and looking for a way to run away. This sign indicates a location change or bolt. But if your horse feels like a slave then it may be possible that he may be biting or kicking you, so please stay away from your horse. When you change place then make sure your horse should clam. But if you don’t then it may create a problem for you.
  • When your horse smells something about he is not sure then he raises his head, curls his upper lips, breathes in and out. So, the horse can easily identify any kind of chemical smell in the atmosphere.
  • Observe how your horse keeps his ears. As per different signals, the horse keeps his ears differently to identify signals from the air. Based on the signals horses understand what actions to be taken and how positioning ears. IF your horse ears are slightly forward then it indicates that your is relaxed. But if your horse ears are sharply picked it indicates some alerts.

By observing the above signs, you know what is your horse thinking at this moment. So, based on these signs, try to understand what your horse wants to tell you.

By reading this blog, you will get to know about, horses are understood humans emotions. So, while visiting the horse make sure your voice is soft and sweet as well as with a smiling face because this means a lot for you at the next time of the visit. If you like my post then share it on your social media with your friends. For any suggestions or review use below the comment box.

About Kathy McMahon

Kathy McMahon Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist who is internationally known for her writing about the psychological impacts of Peak Oil, climate change, and economic collapse. She's written for Honda Motors, and has been featured in American Prospect, Greenpeace International, the Vancouver Sun, Freakonomics, Itulip, Ecoshock Radio, and Peak Moments Television.

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