I think some of us already know about the movie “Adventures of Dally and Spanky”. Spanky, the miniature horse, was rescued when he was 2 years old. He was aggressive toward people and other horses and was very overweight. Dally, was the runt of the litter and quickly became best friends with Spanky. She was only 6 months old but would sit and watch Spanky’s training. One day, she hopped up onto Spanky’s back from a step stool, and from that day, they became inseparable. In real life, they have performed at many events in the US and Canada and also appeared for autograph signing. They also have been featured in numerous Dog and Equine magazines all around the world.
Well, after Dally, the Jack Russell terrier went blind in 2019-2020, Boots took her place and now she and Spanky became the new dynamic duo. At first, Boots didn’t have the experience. But she had been riding on Spanky and slowly had demonstrated her ability to jump.
Horses and dogs are maybe the most beautiful relationship between animals. Because of the nature of dogs and horses, it’s more than likely they’re going to get along just fine. They’re both companion animals who prefer company, and as long as they’re well-behaved and respectful, there shouldn’t be any issues.
Both dogs and horses are intelligent, athletic animals. They both have a strong tendency to communicate via body language. Both are powerful animals, with a fight-or-flight tendency that gives them the potential to be destructive but only in self-defense.
Tip: As horses can be easily spooked, animal experts recommend introducing them to a potential doggie playmate in a positive, low-stress environment, and making sure that the dog isn’t overexcited, and begins their interaction while on a leash. As result, they can end up being best friends, and loyal to each other till the very end.
A dog and a horse will teach you, unconditional love. If you can have that in your life, things won’t be too bad.