In this way one engages the herd, or an individual with an image and modify that information with an ear signal showing the reason whether curiosity, danger or even affection. A lot of information can be shared in this manner.
This combination represents an important breakthrough in understanding the structure of animal communication and also aspects of archaic human communication that were lost.
- When a horse is interested, it pricks up its ears and swivels them around
- Ears flopped down means creature is relaxed and pinned back shows anger
- These movements are so important that, if a horse's ears are covered up, another horse struggles to know what it is thinking