“Emotion is a & physiological state associated with a wide variety of feelings , thoughts & behaviours. Emotions are subjective experiences often associated with mood ,temperament ,personality and disposition“.
“Emotion is a complex state of an organism involving bodily changes of a widespread character including breathing, pulse, gland secretion and on the mental side: excitement and usually an impulse towards a definite form of behaviour.”
says 'A Dictionary of Psychology'
So - it follows that if you can tap into the emotions of a horse you can perhaps direct its actions? But which emotions does a horse espress?
We already accept this in that we put a horse under stress until it does as we command - then we release the stress. We are playing on the emotion of "fear".
The question is that in addition to “fear” which emotions do you recognise in horses?
and it follows :
Which other emotions can we capitalize on instead of "fear" in the training process?