I've been wondering if my horse understands his name.
By "understand", I mean "does he know I address him in particular if I call his name"?
I'm not really sure how to verify this, but I'm tempted to think the answer is no and therefore it does not make sense to give names to horses other than to make it convenient for humans to refer to them. On the other hand, my cats understand their names and if I call one particular cat, most of the time only the one I call comes running. Therefore, it would not be surprising if horses could learn their name, too.
So please, if anyone could share any personal experiences that either prove or refute it it would be truly helpful to me.
How can I tell whether my horse recognizes his name? Is there any training that can be done to help my horse recognize his name?