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

URN to cite this document:
urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-355644
DOI to cite this document:
10.5283/epub.35564
Schuetz, Aurelia ; Farmer, Kate ; Krueger, Konstanze
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 20 Apr 2017 07:27


Abstract

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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