Horses’ Ears Have a Lot to Say

Horses’ Ears Have a Lot to Say

Horses’ ears have a lot to say. First, we should bear in mind that horses can communicate through their ears. Now that we know that, here are some examples of what this means:

  • Ears forward and relaxed, it means it is interested in what’s happening ahead, it’s quiet and paying attention.
  • Ears heading straight ahead, it’s anxious, observing something that is grabbing it attention and it’s evaluating it.
  • Ears to the side (one at the time or both), it’s grabbing attention to what’s going on in that direction.
  • Ears back but relaxed, it’s paying attention to what’s going on at the back.
  • Ears straight back, it’s anxious or angry with something happening behind it.
  • Ears dropping off, it may be tired and relaxing itself or napping. It can also mean sadness or sickness.
  • Ears pressed against his neck, it is very angry. You have to be careful because it is ready to fight with a kick or a bite.