How Are Horses Similar to Dogs and Cats?

May 18, 2021

Mini Horse

It’s Adopt a Horse Month and we’ll be celebrating horses and equine adoption all May long! And while we’d be neigh-gligent if we didn’t acknowledge that there are a ton of Clydesdale-sized differences between the species, there are also some amazing similarities between horses and your cats and dogs! Keep scrolling to see some of the ways our larger four-legged companions are just like their much smaller counterparts. 

They love gentle cuddles with their humans. 

Woman hugging horse

They play with toys.

Horse playing with ball

Horses have their own version of zoomies.

Horse galloping in pen

Some horses even go on walks around the NEIGHborhood! 

Horse on a walk with a dog

They love a good long grooming session.

Horse being groomed

They’ll do anything for a yummy treat.

Horse getting a snack

They are all-in on fun adventures. 

Horse in a lake

Horses give big sloppy kisses to their favorite people!

Horse giving a kiss

With proper training, they can become wonderful therapy animals.

Therapy horse

They also know how to have a good time.

Horse smiling

Horses love to play in the snow just like our canine friends! 

Horse playing in snow

And they love to hang out (and smooch) with their other equine buddies!

Horse hanging out

Just like cats and dogs, horses are looking for adopters to love them for who they are, treat them with kindness and compassion and give them homes to thrive in. To find out more about horse adoption and see some adorable horses in need of loving homes, visit our Adopt a Horse Month page