How do horses help people?
They are the best "all-terrain vehicle" for traveling across
wild lands that are sensitive to impact if quads and trikes where
to travel through because they are not noisy and they don't disturb
wildlife like motorized ATV's do, and you can go anywhere you want
that you would otherwise get stuck with an ATV in or where an ATV
couldn't go through. Riding a horse in certain parks, whether it's
for an hour or for a couple of days, offer a unique tourism and
traveling experience that cannot be replaced or compared by
walking, ATVs, cars or RV's.
Horses are also still great work-animals for handling, herding
and working with livestock like cattle and sheep on a large-scale
operation like a North American/South American ranch or Australian
station. There are many such ranch owners that prefer to raise
cattle the old way rather than having to spend money on all the
technology and gadgets companies have come out with to help with
handling and working with livestock. In the past, heavy draft
horses were (and in some areas still are) used to work fields for
growing crops, mowing hay, etc.
In some large cities horses are good for use police-work, such
as patrolling large parks or streets where walking is not fast
enough to get around, and a car would get stuck in traffic, but a
horse is perfect for getting around more quickly and
Horses are also used for therapeutic uses such as helping people
to walk again by exercising the hips when a person is riding them,
and as a confidence and self-esteem booster for kids and troubled
teens. Horses also teach responsibility, dedication and patience
when working with them for shows or just to have as a companion
Horses are also a great subject for art and photography because
of their beauty and their complex yet simple behaviour.