Nicola Cramond a horse owner in England discovered her horse Icaro can make different distinct facial expressions. Recent studies back her theory up. Scientists say horses can make 17 distinct facial expressions, ten less than humans. A Psychologist researcher Jennifer Wathan, set out to study 86 different horses including Icaro, with her team. They used Equfacs( Equine Facial Action Coding System) to see exactly what facial muscles the horses use to make different expressions.
Wathan and her team are continuing to connect emotions with expressions. Connecting emotions to expressions can help veterinarians and pet owners help their animals be safer and happier. Psychologist Bridget Walter believes "Facial expressions have an enormous impact