Your Horse May Know What You're Feeling,

A study published on February 10, 2016, in Biology Letters talks about how the researchers made premium quality, life-size color prints of humans smiling and baring his teeth, frowning and baring his teeth, both expressions of positive and negative emotions. It was then shown to 28 horses from five riding or livery stables in Sussex and Surrey. And the horses could tell the difference.

It was then shown to 28 horses from five riding or livery stables in Sussex and Surrey. And the horses could tell the difference.

Amy Smith, a doctoral student in the university’s mammal vocal communication and cognition research group, said the ability of animals to read emotions across the species barrier was known for some time now.

Horses were known to be a highly sophisticated species, but this is for the first time that we have seen that the equine species has an ability to distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions.

Horses were known to be a highly sophisticated species, but this is for the first time that we have seen that the equine species has an ability to distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions.

You are trotting down the trail and enjoying your tete-a-tete with your riding partner when your horse spooks and tries to bolt as you pull the reins to stop. You are not happy with your horse, but you’re not surprised. Horses spooks all the time.

It is a known fact that a horse is a prey animal and by instinct have a fight or flight response when facing a good or a frightening stimulus. But your horse seems special because it looks anxious than most. He sheds tears when left alone, startles at shadows; fuses in the crossties; and becomes a sweaty mess in the trailer.

You give him a disapproving and angry look, and he will try to do the vanishing act. It heart starts pounding. Both are strong indicators that a horse can recognize human emotions

.A new study has revealed that horses can recognize human emotion. Psychologists associated with the Sussex University had collected some facial expressions to compile a dictionary of emotions evoked in a horse report that they have explored the equine capacity to read a human face.

It is not only horses, you could try doing it with yopur pets at home also. I will be greatly obliged if you could revert back and share your experiences here.

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