Puts herself in their place
Grandin explains that a prey animal’s most important emotion is fear. She herself is curious, just like a cow, but if she’s not careful, any unexpected noise or sudden movement can cause her to panic. She sees how many cattle owners misinterpret the behaviour of their animals because they can’t imagine that each new situation, threatening or not, involves a rush of adrenaline. Simple examples include the snapping of a flag near a stable door, sounds from the road, and people in the stable behaving in ways that can lead to a panic response and problem behaviour in the animals.
Training programmes developed for owners of cattle, poultry and pigs may also be of interest to those who keep animals as a hobby. More information is available via the link.