H o r s e T r u s t . . . .?
Is it true that when you blow on a horses muzzle and they snort back they trust you... or is this just a myth...??
thank you :)
I use this technique on horses. It is a Native American method to gain the trust and acceptance of a horse. It can be used as a greeting, and a form of bonding. When I calmly blow into the horse's nostril, I look for a gentle blowing in return. A snort is not a sign of trust, but of annoyance. When I do this with my horses, they become nearly hypnotized. I genly stroke the jaw or neck at the same time. It is thoroughly effective with young horses, and a welcome greeting with old friends.
If they drop everything they're doing to participate within the exchange of gentle breaths, it is a sign of bonding and friendship..which becomes a part of overall trust. It can be used to relaxing them when they are stressed once this bond has been established.
Horses who know each other and similar to each other great each other with blowing into respectively others nostrils.
So you said Hi in horsish ;) and because the horse likes you it blows back, really really soft.
It`s something to be really blissful about :)
(sorry for the lot "each other", english isn`t my native expression :) )
Its just axiom hi in their language that is y when most strange horse meet each other they blow hard it is approaching they are saying hi to each other.
I agree with 'wolfgirl' it is their method of greeting and getting another's scent. (horse or human) love horse breath. lol