Horses are unique animals and they have always been seen as a sought after pet. But do horses make good pets? And if so, what kind of advantages does keeping horses have?
To decide what makes a good pet depends on what you want from a pet so let’s look at the benefits of keeping horses as pets.
Benefits of Keeping Horses as Pets
Exercise and Fitness – Riding
Horses are great for people wanting a pet they can get out in the outdoors and enjoy an active lifestyle with. Horse riding is a great way to keep fit and healthy in the outdoors.
You can explore nature while keeping active, all with the help of your horse. This is why so many people love looking after horses as they help you achieve so much more than you can on your own.
Keeping horses is also a very sociable. Whether you’re meeting friends to go horse riding, heading to competitions or looking after the horses, all these activities can be enjoyed in groups. In most areas, there are horse riding clubs and stables where you can form friendships.
Keeping horses has a really active community, all whom can offer advice and tips for keeping horses. This is perfect for anyone thinking of keeping horses for the first time.
Easy to Look After
Horses are actually easier to look after than most people think. Keeping horses is a big commitment but providing food, bedding and shelter is quite straight forward.
Tip – for cheap and convenient horse bedding, check out our guide on using wooden pellets as bedding for your horse.
Horses have a longer lifespan than most pets. The average lifespan of a horse is 25-30 years, although different breeds will vary slightly.
This long lifespan means you have time to develop a connection and bond with your horse like no other pet. This demonstrates the commitment required to keep horses but also demonstrates the opportunities to grow up and develop with your horse.<