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In the same way we deny them their social behaviour. But what are the spontaneous behaviours of a horse? Even when a horse shows something of an own intention, it is often judged upon as an attempt to undermind the horse-human interaction.
Fundamental for the correct development of cognitive functions. It is much more then mutual grooming, which is an expressing that can also be part of an attempt to reduce tension. Known equnia social investigation without conditioning or expectations.
Spontaneus behaviours deprivation Often horse spontaneus behaviours are limited to complicated bits and bridles. Which is a strange vicious circle.
Shared social exploration without conditioning etlogia expectations. As horses are often seen as anxious, unpredictable animals, the fear to let them express themselves, convinced that this might be dangerous, actually makes them anxious and unpredictable animals. Novel object shared investigation without conditioning or expectations.
For a horse-human eqkina based on reciprocal expression. The Cognitive Horse — new edition. Often horse spontaneus behaviours are limited to complicated bits and bridles. Graduating from Parma University inFrancesco began his career as an independent field researcher, supporting several universities whilst indulging his lifelong passion for horses and dogs as an Equine and Canine Learning Professional — helping owners to enhance their relationships with animals.
In the zooanthropological approach and in zooanthropological equitation, it is fundamental to give the horse the possibility to express his own world and spontaneous behaviour.
The more we expect precise behaviour and complicated exercises from a horse when ridden and notthe bigger the impediment to the expression of their own eqina behaviours. The behaviouristic theories of the early twentieth century, are obsolete and we must have clear it. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
It is, for example, observing eachother and the herd dynamics, looking from a distance while eating grass, pre-conflict behaviour to avoid tension, smelling eachother to better understand a certain situation. For example, the fear off being bitten by a horse makes us push away their head every time they try to understand us by smelling us from closeby or exploring us with the lips. Social behaviours are subtle, small gestures and often not much visible behaviours that have an important cohesive function for a herd.
Social isolation But even when they live with other horses, the groups are often not permanent, not familiar or familiar-like. The behaviour is an expression of a state of mind and not the result of direct automatic external or internal stimuli.
The reduction of the sponteneous behaviour often happens already during the initial training of young horses. Attention, awareness, relaxation, contact and social interaction are keywords in a spontaneous interaction. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Below a list of pictures about spontaneous behaviours and spontaneous horses during our practical activities: In these moments the horses lives a strong reduction of their natural spontaneous behaviours to improve behaviour functional for human anthropocentric desires.
The pushing or even harsher etolotia transforms that same intention for understanding into a more tensed situation. Operant conditioning applied during these moment with negative or positive reinforcement drastically reducing spontaneous behaviours and so reducing equine welfare.
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Known object shared investigation without conditioning or expectations. Their shared passion for horses and keen insight in social dynamics brought them together and today they live in the Netherlands with their eight horse companions, four dogs and two cats.
When we, as human, pay attention to the horse and create room for his expressiveness we start an inter-species relationship.