New research shows that horses can recognize human emotion

Psychologists studied how 28 horses reacted to seeing photographs of positive versus negative human facial expressions. When viewing angry faces, horses looked more with their left eye, a behaviour associated with perceiving negative stimuli. Their heart rate also increased more quickly and they showed more stress-related behaviours. The study, published February 10 in Biology Letters,Continue reading “New research shows that horses can recognize human emotion”

New Zealand Hokitika Wildfoods Festival

The main attraction at the Hokitika Wildfoods Festival this Saturday was horse semen. The event has gained notoriety over the last two years after it started offering shots of horse semen to festival-goers and surprisingly the stall has become one of the most popular. Even the mayor of Hokitika, Maureen Pugh, didn’t shy away from the stallion juice. Mr Walsh,Continue reading “New Zealand Hokitika Wildfoods Festival”