Animal Cognition

An Expert Answers: Do Racehorses Understand Winning And Losing?

Applying what science knows about animal cognition, is it possible to determine if a racehorse know if he wins or loses? Dr. Sue McDonnell, a certified applied animal behaviorist at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine, is doubtful that horses understand winning or losing a race run on a track as running on a […]

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Please Help Me: Can Horses Communicate To Ask Humans For Help?

A new study published last month in the journal of Animal Cognition suggests that horses can and do ask their human caretakers for help when they need – or want – it. The research study, conducted at Kobe University with the assistance of the school’s equestrian club, sought to discover if a horse will communicate the […]

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See, Then Do: Can Horses Watch And Learn

When you notice your horse watching you do specific tasks that are of interest to them, like opening a pasture gate or a stall door, do you ever wonder if they are trying to figure out how you are doing what you are doing? A recent research study that will appear in an upcoming issue […]

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