I am currently collecting data for my masters thesis at Manchester Metropolitan University, looking at the visual laterality of horses and zebra. For more information on the complexity of laterality in horses see my blog post here.
Specifically, I want to investigate whether equids use one eye more than the other to scan their surroundings while stood in the head to tail position (below).
I am appealing for pictures of horses or zebra stood in this position to be sent to me and be included in the study. The equids should both be adult, be resting in the nose to tail position no greater than one body length apart. They may be mutually grooming or resting.
Please also include the following information:
If you have pictures of this behaviour and would like to contribute to the study please send the images via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or in a personal message through Facebook or Twitter. Images may also be put in comments on social media posts appealing for them. Please note due to the high number received I may not be able to respond to every message.
All images will only be used to generate data for the thesis project and will not be redistributed or published without prior consent. No personal details will be held, and all data will be deleted following completion of the study. For more information on how the images will be used please contact me directly.
A full write up of the findings will be published on this website next year.
Thank you very much in advance for your help!