Equine Semaphore

“How can I tell what the horse is thinking?”

Well, in actual fact, learning to know what the horse is thinking is a lot like learning a new language. It will take a while to be fluent and at the beginning you may have to master the alphabet and some basic grammar rules.

I made this short video and in it you’ll see some pretty clear interactions between the horses. After you watched it for the big obvious signals the horses give, watch it again and look for the subtler indicators that warn the other horse what’s coming.

Watch horses at liberty every chance you get. It gives you great insight into their world, helps in your training, and gets you constantly closer to knowing what they are thinking.

I have to confess that I also put this video together because I came across footage of “Grandpa” from when we first got him and this gave me an excuse to share it with you….:-)

6 thoughts on “Equine Semaphore”

  1. Mary K. Evans says:

    Love your video…🍀🍀
    I had an orange tabby called Grandpa..
    👍👍😇😇🍀🍀

    1. It’s kind of a funny name in a way, isn’t it? We think for Grandpa it might have been an anglicization of his European name (where he was born). Someone suggested to us that “Grand Pas” can be translated to “Big Step” and he certainly had that!

  2. That was one good looking grey horse in the meet and greet with Grandpa. 🙂

  3. Lynette christensen says:

    Thank you for this latest video. Through over 50 plus/ minus years involved/ being owned by Gods greatest gift to us, I’d found this to be very factual.
    Humans could take heed and be this way with each other.

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