We all can agree on the fact that horses are very intelligent animals and never fail to amaze us with their ability to comprehend different situations. Sometimes they see things from a different perspective from their owners or riders and that’s why there are situations when they react oppositely from what we expect.
The fact that they are prey animals makes people think that horses are only a product of their instincts, who base all their actions only on their reflexes. But that’s not true, on the contrary, horses do not only regular daily tasks but also mental challenges as well.
If they sense danger, no one can convince them to do something they don’t want to do. Horses’ senses are excellent because reacting fast is one of the most important elements for horses, hence they have developed into amazingly sensitive senses, from their vision to real awareness.
We call them stubborn but the truth is that they are only protecting themselves. In the video shown below, you will see a clever horse who didn’t feel like he could pass the hurdle, and that’s why he refuses to jump.
He stops as soon as he reaches in front of the hurdle, and as we can see from the video, the ground is very slippery. We think that he simply didn’t want to put himself or the rider in danger and that’s why he reacted like that. Luckily, nobody got hurt in this situation. Watch his reaction in the video below!