In a new study, researchers have discovered that horses have the ability to interpret human expressions, which suggests that they understand our moods and may even empathize with us. This makes horses and dogs the only animals who have shown to have this skill.
“Whether non-human animals can recognize human signals, including emotions, has both scientific and applied importance, and is particularly relevant for domesticated species. This study presents the first evidence of horses’ abilities to spontaneously discriminate between positive (happy) and negative (angry) human facial expressions in photographs.”
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