Horses can recognise human anger
The Guardian, Wednesday 10th February 2016
A new study shows horses can recognise human emotion. Psychologists have shown for the first time that horses are able to distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions. “The reaction to angry facial expressions was particularly clear – there was a quicker increase in their heart rate, and the horses moved their heads to look at the angry faces with their left eye,” said Amy Smith, a doctoral student in Sussex University’s mammal vocal communication and cognition research group.