my horse tells you when he is ready for food. he will neigh and whinny if he knows it’s time for hay. he will snort when its time for grain. and he will smack his lip and nudge you when he wants a treat.
My Arab will whinny for whatever name you call him. You can call him sausage, wiener, dumdum, rascal, he will yell as hard as when I just call him Flippy or Noah. Also he talks back when he thinks you are talking to him. Just say something that sounds like a question when looking in his direction and he will whinny an answer back. He knows people think it's funny and give him attention. Getting attention is his drug 😂