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The Benefits of Owning a Horse

Updated on September 25, 2014

Owning a horse has its own benefits or advantages and it is not always about prestige. It takes great responsibility to take care of one and it requires your full dedication. And at times, there is no big difference compared to having any other type of pets. You just have a really big pet that you can ride. :)

Here are some of the benefits that you can get out of owning a horse.

1. It teaches you to be responsible.

You will have to bathe it. You need to feed it regularly. You also have to see to it that your horse gets enough exercise. Having a horse doesn't mean you just leave it on its own and visit it only every time you feel like riding or viewing it. A horse is not just a big animal; it's a huge responsibility as well.

2. Taking care of a horse can be therapeutic.

Have you heard of doctor dogs? These are dogs that have been trained to provide companionship and care for the elderly and the sick. There are certain horses that have the same exact effect. In fact, there are centers that use horses to help children with mental and physical conditions.

Also if you take it for a ride, perhaps for an hour, and when you get back you will feel recharged and your spirits high.

Another way it can be therapeutic is whenever you groom your horse. Giving it a bath or adding false tails can make you feel less stressed.

3. It helps improve your health.

Horseback riding is an outdoor activity and just like other such activities, it promotes good health. It is really a great way to exercise because it takes proper mind and body coordination to ride and control a horse. And not to mention the fresh air you will be breathing if you decide to ride in the country.

4. It helps expand your knowledge.

When you take care of a pet, you try your best to know everything you can about it. How to feed it, how to keep it free from sickness and other things to make sure your pet is always feeling great. In short, you become an expert in that animal. You expand your know-how and pretty sure you can also apply your new-found knowledge to other things.

5. You get a sense of satisfaction.

You feel completely satisfied knowing you are taking really good care of your horse. That your horse is in great condition. And not just satisfaction, but you also get a sense of great achievement. This is especially true if you participate in horse riding sports or activities.

It's a two-way thing.

Owning a horse does not only benefit you as it also benefits the horse. By being a responsible owner, your horse gets to live a good and healthy life.


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    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Never owned one but took care of a whole lot of them. You just have to love them and treat them like you would want if you were a horse.

    • Karen Ray profile image

      Karen Ray 

      4 years ago from Oklahoma

      I'm so glad to see you mentioned a horse isn't to be just left alone until you feel like messing with it. It is unbelieveable how many people do just that, then wonder why theirs isn't as well behaved/broke as one that is ridden several times weekly.

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      Bill Holland 

      4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We are buying acreage in a couple years, and then I'll have a horse again. To me, there is no more beautiful animal. :) Is that your picture at the end of the article? Love your smile if it is.


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