10 Ways Horses Are Just Like Your Dogs and Cats!

April 25, 2019

Friday April 26 marks the ASPCA’s Help a Horse Day, a day where we encourage everyone to find a way to help our equine friends in need. And while horses may not be your first thought when you think of companion animals, we bet there are some striking similarities between horses and your furry friends like dogs and cats. See below for our top 10 ways horses are just like your pets:

1. They love giving smooches to their favorite people!

a horse and woman

2. Horses appreciate a nice snack.

a woman feeding a horse

3. They give new meaning to the term “horsing around.”

a horse rolling around

4. They also know how to ham it up!

close up on a horse

5. Equine friends love to get comfy.

Horse laying in wood chips

6. Horses can be friends with all sorts of animals.

A horse with sheep and chickens

7. Blep! Horses celebrate “tongue out Tuesdays” just like their fluffier counterparts.

a horse with its tongue out

8. Horses watch over you because they love you so much!

a horse looking out a window

9. They can rock cool haircuts. (Even bangs!)

a horse with bangs

10. They get rescued by the ASPCA!

A horse with an ASPCA volunteer

Whether they are running, enjoying a snack or basking in affections from humans, horses have always proven to be incredible companion animals. As we honor Help a Horse Day, we hope you’ll be a friend to horses near you. Find equine rescue groups that are participating in the ASPCA’s Help a Horse Home Challenge, a two-month contest aimed at finding more good homes for horses, and see how you can get involved where you are.