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Horse behavior in a herd is social with leaders and followers

Horse Behavior-How horses become friends

A new horse in the herd gives insights into horse behavior

We have a new weanling here at the ranch (a young horse newly weaned away from its mother) and he is showing something interesting about horse behavior – how a new horse becomes one of the herd.

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Communication happens like an invisible bridge between man and horse.  Both horses and humans can  feel the connection..

Talk to Horses-Can we?

Is it Possible to Talk to horses?

When I was little I worshipped a movie hero who could talk to horses and other animals.  I desperately wanted to do the same.  I wanted to be Dr. Dolittle.  I would sit for hours with little scraps of bread in my open palm, held open on the ground, trying to entice some local squirrel or chipmonk to come and eat out of my hand.  Once or twice one actually did grab the bread from my fingers.  While not a resounding success, I felt that I was on my way to skipping in Dr. Dolittle’s footsteps.  (I also tried to entice all of our neighborhood’s cats, but never brought along any cat food, and they were wiser than to let a child near them.)  As I grew older my life grew busier, we moved to a more urban setting, and I forgot about my career plans to become an animal communicator.  I fell far from my dream.  As a young adult I didn’t even have a dog.

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