One of my first experiences with horses displaying copying behaviour was quite a few years ago now. I knew youngsters would watch their elders in a herd environment and copy and learn, as we do when we are young but my experience with two of my horses amazed me.
Another demonstration of copying behaviour that I have witnessed was with my horse Harvey, working with a lady on one of our retreats. Whilst in her session with Harvey, which she had gone in to explore building a relationship with she started to wonder what it would be like to see things from a horses perspective and started mimicking some of their behaviours. Harvey watched her roll on the ground and then got down and rolled next to her. Here is the clip when it happened.
Feel free to share your experiences with copying behaviour, comment or ask questions!