Anna is a certified Equine Behaviour Guide based in Cheshire, who has been round horses for many of her life, having started using at the age of 5. The body language of a horse is unique to the equine species. Components equivalent to physical or mental trauma, chronic hunger or neglect can significantly affect a horse’s behaviour patterns. By understanding how horses live within the wild, we are able to see that the different ways we hold our horses can influence on their behaviour.
The curled lip flehmen response, famous above, most frequently is seen in stallions, but is normally a response to the smell of another horse’s urine, and could also be exhibited by horses of any sex. Many individuals cling to traditional theories and set strategies, irrespective of how their horses react.
We must all the time be prepared to take heed to what our horses are telling us by way of their behaviour and body language, and be prepared to do some detective work to determine why the undesirable behaviour is occurring, in order that the foundation trigger can be addressed to forestall additional practice of the undesirable behaviour.
We conclude that pre-race behaviour and appearance of … Read More