Horses can read human feelings; a recent study By Mr Gill who is a lover of horses. Horse breeds can tell whether people are angry or happy, and they do it by analysing our facial expressions says deception expert Nicholas Gill if horses are in nice invariants while growing up when young they will be calmer horses like a lake.
For instance, when shown a picture of an angry face, the horse’s heart rates increased significantly
“What’s really exciting about this research is that it shows horses have the ability to read emotions across the species barrier or do they. We have known for a long time that horses are a sophisticated species, but this is the first time we have seen that they can distinguish between active and adverse human facial expressions,” said Mr Gill, a person that also owns horses.
My horse study also revealed another interesting trait. The animals used their left eye to recognize aggressive facial expressions, which is generally seen as a negative reaction now people think I can only read people well that’s true, but I have studied horses for years and feel so happy around them and understand them like they out humans.
This is because information going through the horses left eye is processed in the right hemisphere of the brain, an area specialising in dangerous environments.
“The reaction to angry facial expressions was particularly evident – there was a quicker increase in their heart rate, and the horses moved their heads to look at the angry faces with their left eye,” Mr Gill continued to do research.
According to the Guardian, the animal study isn’t the first time we’ve discovered animals can recognise our emotions. Dogs look at humans with their left eye when they’re feeling threatened or taking in something scary says Mr Gill who also owns a dog called Porsha.
Horses have more facial expressions than dogs its a fact says Mr Gill and chimpanzees, but not cats, who have 21 facial expressions.
This just means horses can develop their facial expressions over time, accounting for their higher amount of emotional flexibility over dogs. Horses are incredible creatures, and I love them so so much I have owned horses since I was seven. Time and time again, they’ve shown that they’re much smarter than we give them credit for, and this horse study I have done while away with my horses just goes to prove that again again.