While I love all animals, I will have to say that my horses are my favorite. It still amazes me that an animal that weighs as much as 1500 pounds, can love you and take care of you like a horse does. I have a retired Missouri Fox Trotter, that came off of the race track as a sulki horse, and he is probably the bet one that I have. Even though he recieved tons of abuse on and off the track, before he was sold at the auction as a meat horse. Thank God my buyer say some potential in him. We absolutely love him!!!! I will post pics when I get home and download them off my camera
Here is a pic of the horse I had a year ago. Long story short about Romy was she was an ex-race horse from the states that was abused. She was rescued and moved to Ontario with a bunch more horses. Half were put down due to illness and the other half given R&R before sold to new homes. I paid for her in hopes to train her for Hunter Jumper. Sadly she never made it. After six months and going broke on vet bills I had her put down…she developed a neurological problem non fixable and not safe as a companion pet unfortunately. But I loved her the best I could for the short time I had her and would do it again if it meant she would have a few months of love that she should have had all her life.
Also I am not trying to put down horse racing because I don’t know the industry well enough to pass judgment. All I know is she was from someone who raced her into the ground and beat her badly. Not all racehorses are treated that way I’m sure.
I have to say my favorite animals besides dogs are horses and wolves. I used to show horses (Arabians) but that has been a few years back, and I do miss it. My cousins raised Arabians and showed them and that is how I got started in them.