Wild horses, reverence and the psychology of awe

New Book In his new book, In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses, author Chad Hanson focuses on their wildness, wonder, and well-being. He states: "Part of my goal in writing this book was to send the message that we are only just beginning to understand the intelligence, communication, family… Continue reading Wild horses, reverence and the psychology of awe

Beautiful Jim Key

Beautiful Jim Key. The Most Wonderful Horse in the World. And the smartest!

BEAUTIFUL JIM KEY may be the smartest horse ever. Beautiful Jim Key may also be the smartest horse ever you've never heard about. We're here to rectify that. Beautiful Jim Key was a famous performing horse around the turn of the twentieth century. Jim could read and write, make change with money, do arithmetic for… Continue reading Beautiful Jim Key

Mules rule over horses, donkeys in spatial cognition tests

Written by Christa Lesté-Lasserre Cross-posted from TheHorse.com According to recent research by British scientists, mules appear to have a faster capacity to learn about spatial relations—figuring out where things are, or navigating around objects—than horses and donkeys. And when objects get moved and the animals must find new paths around them, horses stand out as… Continue reading Mules rule over horses, donkeys in spatial cognition tests