Horse Talk

The language of horses

Voice, facial expression and body language: these are how horses communicate with each other and with us.

 We would understand our horse’s behaviour better if we were able to correctly interpret their language. For most of us, many of these signals remain virtually invisible. Experienced horsemen and women, however, know exactly how to “talk horse”. This guide helps translate the language of horses, pointing out the signals and gestures to look out for, and explaining how to correctly interpret them, helped by illustrative photos throughout.

Angelika Schmelzer