Cock-a-doodle-doo…is that the new cowboy expression?
Farm animals are usually seen grazing together or in separate areas, but this rooster takes charge in the round pen.
Horses are easygoing and friendly animals most of the time. They communicate using body language, and this rooster knows just what to do to communicate with the horse. Lunging is a form of exercise and training for horses that now can be instructed by a rooster?!
No one knows how the rooster knows to go to the center of the arena, but he does. Then he looks at the horse and starts to head towards him. The horse turns on his hindquarters and takes off at a trot.
If you are not familiar with lunging a horse, just watch this rooster; he is a natural horseman. He puts more pressure on the horse when he wants him to increase speed. When he wants the horse to change direction, he simply stands in front of him and moves toward his outside shoulder.
The horse turns on a dime and heads in the other direction. He throws the occasional buck but continues on with his work. The horse watches the rooster while he continues his circle, waiting for the next cue.
Roosters could be the answer to getting more things done at the barn. He can lunge a horse while you clean stalls, or you may just have to take a break and watch him do his magic. This video will have you chuckling and wondering how the rooster learned this.
Your breath will be taken away when you watch how a stallion saves a mare when humans could not. Click on ‘next’ to watch.
Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast that resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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