We all can agree that horses are special creatures. They are majestic, strong, and can display a broad range of emotions. Whether they’re around humans, other horses, or even rabbits, like in our video, they are amazingly communicative and thrive in social settings. These qualities are part of the reason why horses can develop such a strong bond with humans.
Their eyes are large – to watch for predators and to communicate – and their ears are large and mobile, also to keep them safe. Nostrils, too, have a shape and mobility that draw the eye to their tenderness. They have few facial muscles but with them, they can produce myriad expressions.
And just like humans, horses have different personalities and prefer different things. Some horses enjoy hanging out with other horses, while some prefer to be with their human companions. Some horses prefer to work, while some horses enjoy total freedom.
Also, horses give us unconditional, non-judgmental love. They don’t care what language you speak, where you grew up, what your job title is, or how many times you got kicked out of school. Through their unconditional love, we learn to love ourselves and accept who we are.
And also, most horses are strong enough to pack or pull heavy loads. Their strength is part of their makeup. Horses have evolved by natural selection to have thick muscles, a large heart, and powerful lungs. Yet over the centuries, people have also bred some groups of horses to be even stronger.
But they can also become weak if you can’t take good care of a horse. Weakness can be caused by a lack of proper training, conformational problems, a lack of muscle development, or joint and bone problems. Degenerative bone problems, injuries, and a variety of other health problems can make it painful for a horse to use his rear end and hind legs. So if you’ll take proper care of your horse, the relationship between you both can become an amazing thing.