Ear movements are crucial signals that helps the horse to read each other’s actions and thoughts!
A recent study reveals that the horses can interact with the recognition of the respective ear actions of each other. Thus, one certainly needs to study the movements of the ears of their ‘equine friends’ in order to understand them in a better way. The horses are able to read the faces of each other in their class just similar to the human beings. The only difference lies in their mode of interaction where the horses tend to interact by gaining information with the special mode of examination of the ear actions.
Reports of the detailed study of the actions of the horses unravel that the horses tend to ‘prick up their ears and swivel them around’ in the particular direction of the incident that has ‘caught its attention’. Also, when the horses are relaxing, they tend to flop down their ears. At times of anger, the horses tend to pin back their ears. Even if one of the horse have their ears covered up, the other try to struggle to get the information of what is going on its mind. Thus, it is certainly an important movement of the horses.
However, the movements of the ears are restricted to their own position. The movements tend to be mobile, with their origin foxed in that position. A horse can only ‘swivel them round, point them forward, pull them up as well as flatten them in the backward direction’. However, when any one of the horses have their ears covered up, the rest of the horses cant interact with it and thus the session of reading the interest levels of each other gets interrupted.
The previous studies that took place to demonstrate the detailed study of the animal interactions had been mainly focused on arenas that are common with human beings too like the ‘orientation of the body, movements of the head and even the gazing of the eye. But, there were no further reports on any other types of interaction possibilities so far. It was lately brought to notice by the researchers of the Sussex University that the horses can also communicate through the ‘crucial visual signals’ by their respective ears in addition to all these modes of interactions.http://www.aartiinformatics.com/weird/how-animals-communicate/http://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/horses-crucial-signals.jpghttp://www.aartiinformatics.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/horses-crucial-signals-300x300.jpgWEIRDanimal communication,animals communication,how animals communicate,how do animals communicate,sounds of animalA recent study reveals that the horses can interact with the recognition of the respective ear actions of each other. Thus, one certainly needs to study the movements of the ears of their ‘equine friends’ in order to understand them in a better way. The horses are able to...Kerry McQueeneyKerry McQueeneykerrymcqueeney@aol.comAuthorKerry McQueeney graduate from the University of Kansas with a degree in English Literature. She is specializing in writing, editing, and majoring in creative consulting. In her spare time she enjoys coffee, working on her novels and blogs for a number of online magazines.Aarti Informatics