Unlike dogs, which are predators much like ourselves, horses are 1000 lb vegetarians that have been designed to escape from danger at lightning speed. Even though they’re 4-footed mammals, as a herd animal, they behave more like a school of fish than like a pack of wolves. I try to remember this whenever I’m trying to have a discussion with my mare. It explains why running away fast always seems to be the best option.
- Why I’ll answer “no” if ever asked to play a Kyrgyz horse game
- A Humbling Experience
- A review of the HCBC 2012 Equine Education Conference
- A ride through rolling meadows in the Czech Republic