How To Think Like A Horse

How To Think Like A Horse


If horses could talk, there would be a lot more of them.

That’s the view of Monty Roberts, a famous horse trainer who says he’s able to create a mutually beneficial relationship with horses by creating an atmosphere where they feel safe and trusting. In this environment, he says, they can be taught to do things that you might think are impossible: like loading themselves onto a trailer or walking up to strangers.

You see, it turns out that horses are smarter than humans give them credit for. They form long-lasting relationships with each other and remember their past experiences. And they’re so sensitive that even just one bad experience will make them afraid.

To establish trust with these animals, Roberts says you must become someone who rewards good behavior instead of punishing bad behavior—which is what most people do with their horses. He also believes you should spend time observing your horse before you try doing anything else with him or her because it’ll help you understand what kind of person he or she really wants to be treated like (e.g., if your horse likes carrots). Finally, when training your horse don’t expect any results right away—it takes time for them to learn new behaviors and get used to being around people again after having been treated badly in the past!”

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Horses are prey animals.

Horses are prey animals. This means that they are generally larger and slower than their predators, so they have to be cautious in order to survive. In the wild, horses face many threats from predators such as lions, wolves and bears. To avoid being eaten by these animals, horses can run away from them or hide behind bushes or trees when they sense danger approaching.

Horses are also prey for humans because we hunt them for sport or food (horse meat). If you’re looking for a horse of your own but don’t want to take on all responsibility yourself just yet, try adopting one!

Horses are herd animals.

Horses are herd animals.

They have been domesticated for tens of thousands of years and during that time, they’ve learned to rely on other members of their species for survival. Horses thrive in groups—they are social animals. They form close relationships with other animals and enjoy having company around them at all times.

Horses can be taught to do nearly anything a human can do because they learn through repetition and positive reinforcement—just like humans!

Horses think for themselves and have opinions.

Like your cat or dog, horses are intelligent animals. They have opinions and ideas about the world, and they are curious about their surroundings. Unlike other animals, though, horses are social creatures that live in herds (the same way humans do). This means that thinking like a horse requires understanding the importance of being part of a group—and what happens when you don’t fit in with the herd.

A horse’s place in its herd is dictated by hierarchy: there are dominant horses that take charge over others and submissive horses who follow orders from their leaders. If you want to think like a horse, it helps to understand what makes each type of personality tick—and how they interact with one another to form healthy relationships (or unhealthy ones).

Horses test.

Horses test. They take a step, and then pause to see if you will move with them. They walk away from the herd, stop, and look back over their shoulder to see if anyone is coming to join them. If you move with them or call them back to the herd, they’ll trust that their instincts were correct—that this human or horse was safe or wanted in some way by another member of the herd. If you resist following them or keeping up as they walk away from your side (even though they may just be testing), they might not trust that feeling inside themselves anymore; it could be an indicator that there’s something wrong with this human/horse hybrid thing after all!

Respecting your horse’s space and safety will take you far.

Respect your horse’s space and safety will take you far.

Horses are prey animals, so they need to feel secure and safe around you. They want to be able to trust that they will not be harmed or hurt by anything or anyone, especially humans. Horses are herd animals, which means they live in groups with other horses. They have an opinion on everything and always look out for their best interests; therefore, it is important that we understand how these traits can impact how we interact with our horse(s).

Horses need to feel secure and safe around you.

As a prey animal, horses are naturally cautious. They need to feel safe around you and your family members so they can relax, which will make training and handling easier. To build trust and security, it’s important that you treat each horse as an individual — don’t assume that what works for one horse will work for another! This means paying attention to their body language and learning their language (ears forward? tail swishing?).

If you want to get the most out of your relationship with your horse, make sure he feels safe around you. If he doesn’t trust or respect you yet, start by working on his ground manners (walking him quietly without leading).

Horses are wonderful animals with a variety of characteristics and behaviors that can teach us how to be better people, as long as we’re willing to listen and learn.

Horses are intelligent animals that have a lot to teach us about how to live our lives. They are prey animals, herd animals, and social animals with many emotions and feelings. In this section, we’ll cover a few key aspects of horse psychology so you can better understand what makes them tick.

Horses are highly intelligent creatures with curiosity to spare! They are also emotional creatures that easily pick up on your moods or feelings—both positive and negative—and they will react accordingly based on their perception of those emotions (whether accurate or not). As such it’s very important that humans do their best not only to avoid causing harm but also consider the consequences of their actions before making decisions around these beautiful creatures.”


There you have it, the 5 ways horses think. We can’t say for sure whether all horses think like this, but we know that many of them do. So should you want to understand what’s going through your horse’s mind or if you’re just curious about how a horse thinks, remember these 5 things.

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