Friday, January 6, 2017

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3809: Horse Lays His Head On Coffin As He Mourns The Loss Of His Human Best Friend - Cross-Species Body Language & Emotional Intelligence (VIDEO, PHOTO)





Wagner Lima died in a motorcycle accident on New Year's Day. His horse, Soreno, attended his funeral and was observed to whimper many times in the funeral procession. When the vehicle carrying Lima's remains came to a stop, Soreno proceeded to smell the coffin and then lay his head upon it.

Nonverbal communication is indeed a cross-species phenomenon. With human behavior, as well as with other mammals, touching forehead-to-forehead, temple-to-temple, or eye-to-forehead/temple is a strong signal of affection. With the touching of the side region of Soreno's head (analogous to the temple area in a human) to Wagner Lima's casket, the horse is a displaying a deep level of emotional affection and connection.

Mr. Lima's brother will now be caring for Soreno.

 "Some creatures have the capacity to fill spaces you never knew were empty."

          Melinda Snodgrass







See also:

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3808: Felicity Jones' Sincere Smile 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3806: The Bachelor Nick Viall Awkwardly Reunites with Ex-Girlfriends Andi Dorfman and Kaitlyn Bristowe on Jimmy Kimmel 

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3804: Barack Obama, Shinz┼Ź Abe and The Pearl Harbor Memorial

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3800: Houston Rocket's Chinanu Onuaku Shooting Underhanded ("Granny Style") Free Throws (and His Teammates' responses)

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3760: Rory McIlroy's "Little Interviews"

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3700: George Clooney comments regarding the News of Brad Pitt's and Angelina Jolie's Divorce

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3593: What does Tulsi Gabbard think about Hillary Clinton?

Nonverbal Communication Analysis No. 3528: Brothers Prank their younger sister with an ongoing Zombie Apocalypse


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