Man and horse: is mutual understanding possible? .ru
How do you express joy? What about indignation? Can you understand what emotions the other person is experiencing? Maybe yes. What about the emotions of the caterpillar? Here one would learn to distinguish a head from a tail ... What about horses?
A horse is not a caterpillar, of course, and having accumulated some experience of interaction, we begin to understand what it wants to tell us. But beginners or not very observant people (as well as those for whom the horse is just a working tool) often fall into the trap.
Horses are also having a hard time: after all, in her view, we constantly fuss, we demand something, and what is not always clear. Because we make strange movements and make too many sounds.
In the end, of course, we understand that it is not worth approaching an unfamiliar horse from behind, poking fingers in your mouth or waving your hands. Horses also learn something alongside us. But misunderstanding often still remains.
The fact is that we are too different.
Our ancestors were monkeys living on trees. Therefore, we have such a brush structure, moving fingers, three-dimensional vision, and other acquisitions useful for survival.
The horses lived in different conditions and chose completely different priorities. The distant ancestors of horses lived in dense thickets, their limbs were equipped with fingers. But the climate has changed, the soil has become hard, and had to feed on hard stems. Therefore, horses got hooves and learned to move, though not as fast as predators, but for a long time. And if they managed to notice the predator on time, the chance to escape was great - which means that it was important to have a wide view, sacrificing the three-dimensionality of the image. That is, we literally look at the world differently.
The question arises: if we are so different, can we achieve mutual understanding? Numerous examples say that we can. Experience and knowledge help build a bridge of understanding. But for this we need to know well with whom we are dealing, look at the world through the eyes of horses and become understandable to them. But is it not in vain that our species is called Intelligent Man?