Is Winx’s Success Due to Bilateral Symmetry?

We don’t know whether Winx has perfect structural symmetry. But her trainer and regular riders would have a strong sense of the mare’s balance during track work and races. Bilateral symmetry in animals refers to the balance of structures, such that they are mirror images along the body’s midline. Asymmetry is a disruption of the…

“The Movement,” Equine Event at Flag Is Up Farms

The public is invited to attend an equine event, “The Movement,” at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, CA April 29-30. Founded in 2018 on Monty Roberts’ belief that non-violent forms of communication are essential to building trust and achieving outstanding results, The Movement is committed to helping people discover the unique power of horses…

Do Horses Have Muscle Memory?

Do horses have muscle memory? Could they have faster and better muscle memory than humans? Would this help explain why constant repetition can actually reverse progress? Would it be advantageous to a prey animal to have the faster memory? And does it help the human to remember this when working with horses?