Originally Posted by child in time
I've came to conclusion that music definitely excites my filly. On classic music she is movin' like she is dancing, but she is more calmed down as opposed on rock or metal which is scary a little bit for her, she starts to run....
There was a study on whether or not horses respond to music. I wish I knew the experimental name, maybe you could google it? I tried but no luck.
Long story short, they found no real correlation to music and a horse's bahavioral change. They did note some signifigants signs - less chewing, more whinneying, pacing, ect - but not enough to equate to a pattern. They also did different genres, such as country, rock, rap, classical, ect. But still, no real pattern.
I still leave the radio on at times.. I do believe that it is still a certain type of stimulus.
Good food for thought as to whether or not there is an emotional effect on a horse with music.