All posts tagged Horse herd dynamics

Horse Hello

Horse Hello

 A horse hello is a test of leadership.

How do horses say, “Hello”?   A new gelding (a male horse) has come to the Kenner Ranch, and is being introduced to the horses that live on the ranch in a herd.
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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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Do horses individually think in horse herd dynamics?

We are also curious about whether horses “thought” about anything other then a flake of hay.  More than that, we were interested in what it means to think when you are a horse.  Do they scheme, plan, organize, or engage in any of those more complex thinking & communication activities?  Or, do horses act as individuals when it comes to horse herd dynamics.

We couldn’t really know.  Horse herd dynamics are complicated.  But we did see the strangest thing not too long ago when it started to rain after a long dry spell.

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