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Animal behaviour in a human world: A crowdsourcing study on horses that open door and gate mechanisms

Bartos, Ludek ; Krueger, Konstanze ; Esch, Laureen ; Byrne, Richard


Anecdotal reports of horses opening fastened doors and gates are an intriguing way of exploring the possible scope of horses' problem-solving capacities. The species' natural environment has no analogues of the mechanisms involved. Scientific studies on the topic are missing, because the rate of occurrence is too low for exploration under controlled conditions. Therefore, we compiled from lay ...


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