Horse Body Language

horse body languageThe horse can indicate its own feelings in a number of ways and the ears are a good indication of what is going through a horse's mind.

Ears Alert and Forward

Ears pricked alert and facing forward indicate the horse is happy and interested.

Ears Flat Back

Ears laid flat back against the neck show the horse is unhappy or annoyed.

Ears Lowered

Ears lowered slightly to the sides show the horse is relaxed, bored or could indicate that it feels unwell.

Flickering Ears

Flickering ears indicate the horse is listening and attentive.

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