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This neigh perfect guide to why Horses R Amazing! shares how great horses can be.
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#1 Happier Horses
Born in 1935, Monty Roberts is a world-renowned horse trainer, who was inspired to find a kinder way to train horses after witnessing his father’s traditional methods of domesticating a horse. Unfortunately, these ways were aggressive and brutal. Monty didn’t like this and discovered his own way by using his body language, listening and responding to the horse’s behavioural feedback.
#2 Sleeping Horses
In a 24 hour period, a horse requires around 3 hours sleep. A horse can sleep either lying down or standing up.
#3 Shire Horses
A big horse with stamina and the strength to pull heavyweights, the Shire Horse has been used as a working horse to help humans complete their jobs more effectively.
#4 Seabiscuit Horse
Overcoming his smaller stature and not winning his first 17 races, Seabiscuit went on to become one of the greatest racehorses of all time.
#5 World War 1 Horses
During World War 1 farms and country estates were requested to give their horses to the war effort. Along with the battles on horseback by the cavalry, larger horses helped to deliver food and weapons to the soldiers.
#6 Police Horses
All over the world horses are used to help with law enforcement. You may see trained police officers riding horses at sports events, protests and to protect important people. Mounted police are great at controlling large groups of people because of the horses’ size and visibility.
#7 Rescue Horses
Horses that have been poorly treated are sometimes in need of being rescued by humans to ensure they have a better life going forward.
#8 Wild Horses
All horses that we now call wild are in fact feral horses who were once domesticated but reintroduced to their natural habitat to live as untamed wanderers living off the land.
#9 Horse Boy
When Rupert and Kirstin Isaacson discovered their two-year-old son Rowan was autistic they were unsure what life may hold. They could never have guessed the adventure it would lead them on.
#10 Understanding Emotions
Having been shown photos of people with either a happy or angry expression, the reaction of 21 different horses were examined when they met the people in the photos in real life.
#11 Equine Assisted Therapy Horse
Stroking, brushing, walking and mucking out specially trained horses are some of the activities that can help people to improve their physical and mental health.
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