Thursday, September 30, 2010

Like Mother Like Daughter

I'm reading about horse body language, how adept they are at reading subtle movements, and how to use that in training and communicating with them.

Watching the relationship between Magic and her new filly, this is so very obvious. The filly mimics Magic's movements constantly.

Besides the survival language - "come closer," "avoid that" - the filly stands like Magic stands, moves like Magic moves.

There is constant communication. The slightest twitch of an ear is noticed and responded to.

What a rich language this is, and how fun to study it with a mare and foal.

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