Equine Body Language: Jax Invites Juno to Play with a Stick

If you’ve ever wanted a tutorial on HOW horses talk to each other – this is it!

Feel free to watch it at least 10 times as you notice the body language of each horse, their facial expressions, ear positions, eyes, head height and so on.

Then watch it again to note the actions/body language of the other horses! At the very end, Juno circles round to come stand next to his mama, Audelina.

What can you discern about each horse’s personality from this exchange? Which horse would you feel safer to play with? Which one would you trust more? Which one would you enjoy more?

Thanks to fellow horse listener, Güliz Ünlü, for filming this joyous exchange!

Equine Body Language: Jax Invites Juno to Play with a Stick

3 thoughts on “Equine Body Language: Jax Invites Juno to Play with a Stick

  • August 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm

    They actually resemble large dog breeds playing! Aude looks as if she is monitoring the energy and putting her mama scowl out to show her opinion of the higher energy? Maybe she was not in the mood for exuberance at that time? Jax looks a bit full on but not over the top! Juno seems ok with it but not fully on board? Cobra looks to say don’t involve me…take it outside of my space! ✌🏼❤️🐴

    • August 5, 2019 at 12:15 am

      Yes! And I was surprised how much time Juno took to respond, even in a highly-charged play encounter. Just one more reminder to my impatient self about “horse time”!

  • August 6, 2019 at 11:57 pm

    I just love it! And I have watched it numerous times too!
    The body language is wonderful to see, its gold!
    Great catch Guiliz!

    Erin 🌳🐎


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