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TOP 10 REASONS WHY HORSES MAKE THE BEST PETS
As you can see through our fine art horse photography, horses are my most favorite subjects. After meeting with many horse lovers, riders, owners, here is a list of TOP 10 reasons why horses make the best pets!
1. Reducing stress
All pets from dogs to cats and also fish to birds can reduce our stress by merely being in their presence. Being around horses gives one a peaceful state of mind as they are very tranquil. Roaming around nature with ease, they teach us to slow things down. Even looking at horse images can reduce your stress. We must enjoy what mother nature has provided us and not take it for granted.
2. Fun to be with
Horses are enjoyable animals, especially the Camargue horses I have photographed. They have so much playful energy and stamina. Every horse has its personality and characteristics that you will love.
The lifespan of horses is longer than most pets. It is about 25-30 years, which means that you have a significant amount of time to develop a deep connection and a special bond. Having a horse as a pet is a huge commitment that demonstrates your real character and also development as a person.
Horses have immense beauty and also elegance. Their stature, poses, and also graceful movements all leave us mesmerized. From their display in movies, literature, and also art, they are a symbol of strength and courage throughout the world.
Horses are known to be four to seven times faster learners than humans. They need to be quick learners because they are prey animals, and they are very intuitive.
6. Emotional support
Researchers in the field of equine studies have shown that horses can also recognize human emotions. Just like dogs, horses will provide comfort and also act more playful if they see you being sad or troubled.
7. Staying fit
Firstly, if you love the outdoors, horses are great for exploring nature. Breathing fresh air and getting the right amount of sun does wonders for the body and also the mind. Having a horse as your companion during outdoor adventures like horse riding and hiking is a great way to keep fit and healthy.
8. Coping with illness
Being around one can provide physical and also mental benefits. Most importantly, people struggling with Alzheimer’s find it therapeutic to be around horses. Equine therapy helps them find calmness, and it also eases the frustration that comes from living with Alzheimer’s. Research from Ohio State University finds that therapy helps lift patients’ moods and behavior.
It might seem hard to believe, but horses are easy to look after. Yes, it is a big commitment, but providing food and shelter is very straightforward. Several ranches around the country allow you to visit, ride, and also pet horses. You don’t have to spend too much time if you are not ready to own one at the moment.
10. Long history
Throughout mythology and also ancient tales, horses have played massive roles. They inspired countless stories of both gentleness, power, and triumph. Horses have a long history of coexisting with humans for centuries. From Kings to Queens and also villages to kingdoms, horses have been companions and instrumental in shaping the most critical eras of human civilization.
We hope these top 10 reasons why horses make the best pets have provided you with a better understanding of how much of an impact horses can also make in your life. In life, our journeys are filled with nature and also wildlife. It’s our passion and also the privilege of being this forward and also our fine art photography for everyone to experience.