What horses want: Equids make their needs known by touching symbols

26 02 2017

screenshot-2017-02-26-16-29-46In this lovely paper in AABS, which I’ve just read for a book chapter Melissa Bateson and I sent off to our long-suffering editor last week, horses were trained (incredibly quickly) to use symbols to request to have a blanket removed or put on, which they promptly did according to what the weather was like.

It also attracted some nice media coverage too, from ABC News and Science news’ Virgina Morell.


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