Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Hmm, that's a good one. I've always heard not to "stare" a dog in the eye, because it means you want to fight or something lol.
I think with horses it's alright to look them in the eye at anytime. I always thought they read you mostly on body language? (I don't think I said that right lol)
For example, if I was standing calmly looking my horse, any horse in the eye I don't think there could be a problem. On the other hand, if I were staring at another horse with my body language showing that I was tense, upset, angry, etc. the horse may react differently.
I don't know if that's right, I'm just sort of guessing on this one lol.
He knows when you're happy.
He knows when you're confident.
And he always knows when you have carrots.