What does the body language of horses mean?
In this video, we can see how these two wonderful horses act a little strange, but what does that actually mean?
The bodies of horses are very suggestive and can express every emotion and thought they have at the moment. They use a combination of ear position, neck, and head height, movement, and treading, or a clogged tail to communicate.
Gwynnie decided to maintain harmony and discipline first, through body language and gestures, and then, because her partner misbehaved, she changed her body language through physical contact, such as pushing him away with her back, etc to reflect her emotional state.
They, through body language, can prevent a possible danger both for themselves and for those around them or most often using the back. These actions are due to the animal instinct to avoid damage, unwanted events, or uncontrollable behaviors.
Horses are very spiritual animals for which sociability is essential because it is a herd animal and needs constant contact with its fellows, managing to maintain strong relationships with them.
Usually, horses live according to their sense of survival, being one of the most perceptive domestic animals. Since they can become prey to predators, they must be able to detect them. That’s why horses have very well-developed instincts and they can run up to 88 km/h. They quickly learn what is harmful and what is harmless to them so that they will not spend their whole lives running away. Their quick response to danger is: running away with a jump that will take them away from the dangerous object/noise, looking back at the danger from time to time but continue running as fast as possible.
Here, the horse Gwynnie demonstrates to us that for these animals, what they feel and what they think is essential. The way their body reacts to any exterior phenomena is very different and sometimes weird and strange.