Have you ever seen a horse that can play the flute? It is something amazing and very unusual. The footage shows a talented horse that plays the flute. His owner seems proud of him and is encouraging him constantly. The horse and his trainer practice music every single day with love and passion.
This video is a rare masterpiece that deserves so much than it actually has. In some clinical research over the past ten years, experts have observed that horses prefer being in a barn with music instead of one without.
Playing music helps balance equine behavior because it helps mask outside sounds and vibrations, such as tractor engines, high-pitched tools, thunder, and other intense sounds.
Horses usually respond best to music with short melodies and strong rhythmic patterns. If you’re looking for a style that fits this criteria, classical or country played at a low volume will have a positive effect and help calm horses while they’re resting, eating and being groomed in the barn. It’s not so much the style of music, but its frequency and volume that are most important.
Researches show that horses are generally sensitive to music. The most visible sign of the influence of music on horses is the horse’s ability to synchronize their movement to musical rhythm (Bregman et al. 2012). According to Carter and Greening (2012), the effect of music on a horse’s behavior depends on the music genre. Horses usually respond best to music with short melodies and strong rhythmic patterns.
The video received also a lot of comments. One user named ‘Dit Kind’ wrote: “Yes. This is what I needed today.
I am going to send this to everyone I know. The world needs to see this.”
It is a lot of hard work and patience to train a horse and practice playing the flute with him.