Ability of horses to manipulate the attention of humans shown in study

Horses are able to manipulate the attention of a human to obtain an unreachable goal, such as a source of food, recent research has shown.

Rachele Malavasi, of the School of Ethical Equitation in Moncigoli Di Fivizzano, Italy, and Professor Ludwig Huber, from the Messerli Research Institute at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria, suggest horses should be added to the list of species capable of flexible and intentional use of communicative signals.

 

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