Horses are among the many favourite animals I have. I love horses despite being a little scared of them. I never had a horse but I always knew people with horses so I was around them once in a while. As a little girl, probably like every little girl, I wanted a pony, but of course that didn't happen. I also always wanted to take riding lessons, which also never happened. There was a small paddock with three ponies close to our house growing up, and on my daily bike rides I would stop there and just pet them over the fence. I could do that for hours without getting bored, and when mom was looking for me she knew exactly where to find me.
Horse breeds are loosely divided into three categories based on general temperament: spirited "hot bloods" with speed and endurance; "cold bloods", such as draft horses and some ponies, suitable for slow, heavy work; and "warmbloods", developed from crosses between hot bloods and cold bloods, often focusing on creating breeds for specific riding purposes, particularly in Europe. There are more than 300 breeds of horse in the world today, developed for many different uses.
My all time favourite horse breed is the Draft Horse.While other horses strike you with their magical grace and beauty, draft horses are shear power, strenght and size.
To this day, when I am out driving, I stop at paddocks and just sit and watch the horses. They are just such a beautiful animal. However being around my other equine friends weekly, I find the short ears on such a large head rather odd looking. :)