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First Posted: Mar 24, 2010
Jan 14, 2012

Horses Never Forget Human Friends/Discovery News

By Jennifer Viegas/This article appeared in Discovery News.

"Horses not only remember people who have treated them well, they also understand words better than expected, research shows. Horses reacted positively to trainers they recognized as friendly, even after not seeing them for eight months. ...

The gist: Horses remain loyal to humans with which they have had past, positive encounters. The animals remember people even after long separation. Horses understand vocal commands better than expected.

Starr said, "Horses can be very forgiving, but they never forget."

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