Science & Nature

Horse Talk - Communicating with Horses

Learn how horses communicate with each other and with people
100 total reviews for this teacher
31 reviews for this class
Completed by 127 learners
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55 minutes

per class

Meets once


year olds


learners per class

per learner

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Class Experience

Student's will learn about how and why horses communicate. We discuss how we need to understand what they're telling us, both for our own safety as well as just plain fun to know. Horses are always using body language as well as sounds to communicate. We become detectives during this class and learn about how and why they "talk" to us. 
Sounds: We talk about the sounds they make and why it's helpful to know what they need.
Body language: We look at movements (ears, neck, body, eyes, and even the tail) to see what they're communicating. How to tell when your horse is scared, happy, upset etc is important. It keeps us safe and helps us communicate back to them.
Our communication: We also learn how horses can understand our words (at least some of them) as well as our body language communication to give horses a cue (walk, trott or move over) and how to stay safe and have a great bond with the horse.
As an instructor, I have created a series of classes called "All Things Horses". Each class combines horses with another topic (for example geography, creative writing etc) This class is a study of horse communication.
I also LOVE to have fun. Being silly and having fun is a great way for learners to learn. I enjoy coming alongside learners to have fun and learn new things. 
I have over 40 years of experience with horses. I have had a passion for horses my entire life and really enjoy sharing this passion with others. I have led groups of scouts, given horseback riding lessons as well as had countless friends and family come to our home and taught them about horses, safety, riding as well as sharing my general horse knowledge. I also homeschool my children and a favorite class is Geography so I love incorporating geography into many other subjects. 
Learners will watch three short videos prior to class and be ready to discuss the various ways horses communicate.
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Learners will receive videos to view of various communication prior to class.
Students will leave the class with a wider knowledge of horse communication.  Each learner will be asked to join in the discussion during class. 
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Tracey Hillquist
Lives in the United States
Instructor of All Things Horses
100 total reviews
75 completed classes

About Me

About Me

Are you looking for an enthusiastic, fun, and driven instructor?  
I have over 40 years experience working with horses, riding, showing as well as giving lessons to children. I specialize in general riding as well as gymkhana events. I... 
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