HORSE SENSE

Published May 22, 2019 by Nan Mykel

Free stock photo of animal, animal photography, close-up, daylightDomestic horses (Equus caballus) prefer to approach humans displaying a submissive body posture rather than a dominant body posture. [Don’t we all?]     Volume 21, Issue 2,

 A study has demonstrated for the first time that a horse’s emotional response to an object influences which eye they prefer using to look at it. Whether horses experience something as new, frightening or enjoyable directs a preference to seeing it with the left or the right eyehttps://www.horsesciencenews.com/horse…/depends-on-how-a-horse-sees-it.php

A horse can see two things at once, one from each eye. That allows each side of its brain to work separately. Like humans, horses have a dominant side (right-handed or left-handed); however, unlike humans, horses need to be taught things twice: on the right side and on the left side. The expression in a horse’s eye is often thought to be a good indicator of their behavior, e.g., wide open with white showing (and not an Appaloosa), scared; half closed, sleepy, etc.

A horse’s hearing is much keener than ours, and their eyeball is the largest orb found in any land mammal, and has a correspondingly oversized retina.   https://esc.rutgers.edu/fact_sheet

It’s been observed that which eye a horse looks at you with reflects his earlier experience with you–whether positive or distressing.

 I’m afraid I’m not a horse person, just found this interesting.  Just think what the disqualified Kentucky Derby horse must have been sensing, seeing the many horses either side of him at the same time.

Image: https://www.pexels.com/search/horse%20head/

Please share your own experiences here...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Walking the Rails

Basking in the Triumphs and Frustrations of a Disability

Yolanda - "Det här är mitt privata krig"

Kreativ text, annorlundaskap, dikter, bipolaritet, Aspergers syndrom, samhällsdebatt

Candidly Speaking

News and Commentary

earthweal

Poetry of a changing Earth. The grief is real--so is the hope.

BosssyBabe

Spouse trainer, motherhood survivalist, bread enthusiast... overall great person.

World.V.You

Take a few minutes to slow down and think about what's going on in your world...

Roadtirement

"Traveling and Retired"

About the Jez of It

Poetry, stories and strange odds and ends from the desk of a writer

Athens Writers Association

Bringing passionate genius to the foreground in Athens, GA -- 2013-2019

annieasksyou...

Seeking Dialogue to Inform, Enlighten, and/or Amuse You and Me

TheFeatheredSleep

Tigers not daughters

Nature Is My Therapy

Building healthier and more meaningful connections to nature

By Hook Or By Book

Book Reviews, News, and Other Stuff

fgsjr2015

My writings of fiction, essay, poetry, observation & commentary

Intellectual Shaman

Poetry for Finding Meaning in the Madness

%d bloggers like this: