Researchers: Horses judge the work they're made to do

Horses are naturally lazy, and are made miserable by hard work, Canadian and Austrian researchers say. Horses showed signs of grumpiness when required to take a longer-than-necessary route to leave a testing site, with many refusing to participate in the study at all once they realized how much work was involved. "We asked 'are horses lazy' and the answer would definitely be yes," says researcher Uta König von Borstel.

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