Heart of a Hoofbeat by Margaret Evans

Heart of a Hoofbeat by Margaret Evans
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When were horses domesticated? Do domestic horses behave like wild horses? Why do they band together? Do they have a leader, play, make friends and watch out for each other? What is a dominant mare or a bachelor band? Are they smart and can they solve problems? Why do we value them so much? The book sets out to answer these and other questions about the natural behaviour jof domestic horses. It explores our enduring fascination with them and how we are learning that horses can be valuable contributors to the health of natural habitats. The heart of the book is about the natural instincts and behaviour of domestic horses. Through a blend of anecdotal stories, personal observation and research, the book explores how they socialize in hierarchical bands and interact not only among themselves but with their environment in ways similar to wild horses. The book documents their physical qualities, how they communicate, their intelligence and the rich tapestry of their emotions.