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Horses can read your emotions

30th November, 2018 565

Did you know that horses can feel how you feel? Well, they ready can read your emotions. In a 2016 study of 28 horses, researchers found out that these animals are able to recognize negative emotions (anger) and positive (happiness) in people.

Researches showed horses photos of angry individuals and happy ones to see their reactions and curiosity.

When the angry person appeared, the heart beating of the horses gets faster and they tend to look at the picture with their left eye.


The phenomenon is also observed in dogs. Scientists believe that this kind of animal behavior is because the right brain hemisphere processes threatening stimulus.

The ability of a horse to recognize a facial expression is fascinating. They can look at your eyes, at the face and they can recognize changes. They often can actually tell what your emotion is, based on your reaction with that same facial expression in the past.

Any experienced rider will tell you that when training horses there is no place for emotions. The horse is your mirror. They can feel if you are nervous, scared or aggressive. The horse feels your fear - this is not a bike, so it is even important what emotions you have when you approach the horse.


What you feel, with what intentions you are going to the stable is more important than you think. Horse sniffing is a sign of positive emotions and a symbol of approval for the actions of the owner. Scientists have proven that horses not only read emotions but also remember what facial expression you had during the last meeting: frowning or joyful. And react accordingly.

Horses masterfully read people. All our emotions, even the most secret ones, are revealed to animals like a book. And they can not be hidden, believe me. Therefore, depending on your well-being, the horse will behave differently.


A girl was grooming a mare. And the horse is not calm. Twitches, fights, bites, and tries to run away. When the owner came, he took the brush - the mare is standing rooted to the spot. Magic? Not at all. The girl was in a frenzy-state, all nerves. And in the same mood went to the animal in the stable. From the first minutes of its appearance, the horse realized that the person was not in a good mood and that means - danger. Therefore, the mare began to behave so disgustingly, wanting to get rid of the source of the negative. And the more the girl pressed her and hysterically - the worse the result was.

Horses can read your emotions

Horses can read your emotions - Did you know that horses can feel how you feel? Well, they ready can read your emotions. In a 2016 study of 28 horses, researchers found out that these animals are able to recognize negative emotions

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