Herd Behavior in Horses

Every day we spend hours communicated with one another. Would you have ever guessed that horses do the same? Although they may not talk or text horses still communicate with each other to maintain herd dynamics. Most horse communication is done through body language. For example in the picture below the horse closest to the camera (Joker) is driving or telling the horse in front of it (Slick) to move. By pinning his ears and moving towards Slick’s hindquarters Joker most effectively moves Slick wherever he wants him to go. This is just a very brief example of how horses communicate. Ears and the tail give very clear signs of what a horse might be trying to tell you. For a more detailed look into the world of horse communication click herephoto (4)

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