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Social learning across species - horses (Equus caballus) learn from humans by observation

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Schuetz, Aurelia ; Farmer, Kate ; Krueger, Konstanze
Date of publication of this fulltext: 20 Apr 2017 07:27


This study examines whether horses can learn by observing humans, given that they identify individual humans and orientate on the focus of human attention. We tested 24 horses aged between 3 and 12. Twelve horses were tested on whether they would learn to open a feeding apparatus by observing a familiar person. The other 12 were controls and received exactly the same experimental procedure, but ...


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