Measuring a Horses Need for Physical Contact

Horses wild-horses.jpgThere is an interesting article in the horse magazine the importance of physical contact amongst horses. Obviously they are very social creatures with strong herd instincts but this article also talks about a study that involved the horses pressing a button in order to earn interaction with another horse so that they could measure how hard they were willing to work for it. Sounds kinda mean but it was pretty interesting … To read the entire article visit the faculty of agriculture

Pressing the right buttons

“The work for the horses involves pressing a button with the nose. The reward is contact with another horse in a certain way. By counting how many times the horses press the buttons, it is possible to measure the form of contact they are prepared to work the hardest for.

Denmark has the highest number of horses per capita in Europe. It is therefore natural that we carry out research into horse behaviour. DJF has a very important role to play in providing policy advice, for example in relation to the preparation of new regulations and notifications for horse owners. This means that the research results can be directly applied.

– A draft bill by the Ministry of Justice, which will be presented by the government at some point in the future, specifies that keepers of horses should have at least two horses. This means that they will recommend that all horses have social contact.”


22 Responses

  1. i luv the pitchers opf the horses they r so cute

  2. i love horses and yes i will ADOPT ONE.thankyou

  3. i love this pic of the horses they r so cute and i want one so bad!!!!

  4. yes i will adopt a horse!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. ii Fuckin lurve horses they are minters oh ii fogotii have one… SILLY MEE HAHA

  6. i hope all the horses in the world die.
    fuck horses well just eat them, sell them to people for slavery.i hope theyll die.
    and hell yah ill adopt one,
    ill abuse it and onc e it gets sick ill shoot it in the head and then ill sell its meat for money.

    Why the fuck would you say something like
    that about horses ?
    Do you have a heart ?!
    Horses are beautiful , wonderful , amazing animals.
    And youre just a stupid fucking dumbshit human.

  8. I agree with Alex!Fuck you Nacey!!!!!!!!

  9. Hey i like the picture of the two horses that is on the page…i would like to know if it’s copyrighted if so could i get the photographers permission to draw this picture that i would to do for the Houston Rodeo and Livestock art show? i would appreciate it.

  10. Nancy… why would you come to a site for HORSE LOVERS and same some crazy shit like that. You are one of the many people who should not have been brought into this world. Careless about animals especially horses.I would advise you not to come into things like this and say shit like like. If you do just remember your asking for an ass chewing

  11. fuck this shit bitch suck my monkey balls you dumbshit human ……….you stupid animal abuser you drunken fuck shit

  12. you are an animal abuser mostly horses you stupid bitch

  13. can i borrow your face for a few days? my ass is going on holidays

  14. there’s no “i” in slut but there’s a “u”

  15. how bout a nice cup of shut the fuck up bitch

  16. My inner child is telling me your a big poopie head dick face

  17. Ok, so iv wanted a horse my whole life!
    well at least since i can remember.
    and the picture is absolutely gorgeous!
    iv been trying to save up some money to get a horse of my own 🙂
    they are absolutely amazing animals!
    i dont understand how ANYONE could ever have even so much as the nerve to say they beat ANY animal!!
    people like that need to go see oz and get themselves a heart!
    how would yu like it if someone did that to you???!
    i hope all the horses in the world go and tramp all over all the people like that!
    and bring along the elephants and any other huge animal that would do some good damage! cause people like that deserve it!

  18. i love horses
    and whats with all the swering
    its not just adolts that yous this site
    and i hate it when i hear abot horses being bulled
    nacay how would you like it if you got bulled by a crule sepeshes like us humans

  19. and try reding a book called hart land
    heling horses heling harts

  20. i just got a new horse called mddison and she’s a standard bred but she looks just beuatiful and quiet.

  21. I am confussed

  22. drunken moose,drunken,alcohol…

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