Why do horses snort?

Overall, horses are pretty vocal animals. They neigh, they whinny, they nicker and they snort. Equine experts have spent a long time figuring out what these social animals are trying to convey when they vocalize, but one sound has been a little hard to translate: the snort.

Humans snort when they have stuffy noses, or […]

Is aromatherapy good for horses?

Maybe you have a favorite scent that helps you relax: something like eucalyptus, or lilac, or jasmine, or cinnamon. Well, according to a recent study, horses do as well — and it’s lavender.

Researchers from the University of Arizona found significant signs of stress reduction in horses after the horses inhaled the scent of lavender. […]

Science: Both horses and dogs understand our facial expressions

We humans can be pretty good at bonding with animals. Horses and dogs in particular are two of the species we have formed the closest ties with — we work with them, we play with them, we live with them.

Why is that? Well, science shows us that dogs and horses, unlike many other species, […]

Horses read human body language — including total strangers

Which do you think is less intimidating to a horse: when you strike a dominant pose, legs spread and hands on hips à la Wonder Woman, or when you shrink your shoulders, hands in pockets and chin down?

Horses know the difference between these two poses, according to recent research from the University of Sussex […]