Dude, guys I was performing on the radio! KUTX, Austin 98.9 for a SXSW official showcase with "Bekon," a Grammy winning producer for Kendrick Lamar. It's still up too! Scroll down and click "KUTX Live at the Four Seasons Saturday". I'm right there playing violin behind the lead singer.
Yeeeeeeeeeee, I found a crazy horsewoman to teach me dressage, who practices horsemanship informed by cognitive ethology and understanding of horse perception and behavior.
This makes up for reading really infuriating arguments by old white armchair philosophers of language against mind in animals. I subject myself to this kind of torture to "know thy enemy", so to speak. They're all incredibly wrong. Animals are minded individuals and most mammals at least are self-aware given the evidence that is coming to light on metacognition studied in everything from dogs, horses, cats, apes, and such, but also birds and marine mammals.