Horses have such a good memory that if he suffered a bad experience he will never forget it.
Their excellent memory can give rise to some behaviors that we consider inexplicable, such as rearing up in front of an unfamiliar device or a certain place, and the hidden explanation is usually that they experienced a bad moment that they still remember.
A recent study has found that the intelligence of horses is on a par with that of elephants, and in some cases, superior. If the horse were to get lost in the countryside, no matter how far away it is, it will always remember the way home.
The best time for the horse’s memory to assimilate learning is at night, when its attention span is triple that of the daytime, which is 10 minutes.
This is important for horse breeders, who take into consideration, besides its good memory, the horse’s psychological sensitivity to stimuli and its genes, in order to train it in the right way, especially if it will be trained for sports such as polo, and thus become an excellent athlete.