What Makes Horses So Special?

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Horses are beautiful creatures, and that’s an undeniable fact. You don’t need anyone to tell you that if you have eyes. Still, if you’re on the fence about perhaps buying one for yourself then you might want to know what makes these animals quite so special beyond them being pretty and fun to ride. There’s much more to these creatures than meets the eye. They’re smart and loyal, for starters, but here are some deeper reasons as to why horses are so special and why you should definitely consider buying one for your farm or family.

They’re a great addition to a farm.

This is probably an important point for most of you that are reading this article. It’s important that you deeply consider what their purpose will be on your farm because different horses are good at different things. You should definitely do some research into the horse breeds out there and consider whether you need a single horse or many horses. It’s important to do this because, if you just need the one, then you might even be better off simply renting out somebody else’s stable.

They’re great athletes.

It's no surprise that humans have been using horses as chauffeurs for hundreds of years; they're strong, fast, and reliable creatures. They're very athletic, and, as we'll discuss later, they're very smart. That makes them the perfect athlete; they have the right balance of physical strength and mental ability; not many creatures in the animal kingdom can boast that. You should really check out horse racing because there are some great sites like Unibet out there with betting options. The only thing more fun than watching and admiring horses is picking out your champion and rooting for them in a competitive environment. You might even consider pitting your own horse into a race one day if you have some personal interest in owning one beyond mere practical reasons.

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They’re incredibly intelligent.

Did you think that horse was looking at you absent-mindedly as you strolled past it? It probably wasn’t. Horses are incredibly aware not only in terms of eyesight and general perception but also in terms of their cognitive abilities. It’s been proven that their memories are outstanding. They not only understand our words and emotions, as many smart animals such as dogs do, but they also remember us well. If you make friends with a horse then it’s your friend for life. If you insult a horse then it definitely won’t forget that in a hurry. They also have a brilliant memory of places, and they might shy away from a place which gives them bad flashbacks.

It’s clear that horses are pretty incredible creatures. If you think you have the finances and desire to look after then you should just go for it. Other than the cost of maintaining a horse, much like any animal, there are no negatives to owning and caring for one. They’re perhaps one of the best animals you could hope to own.