Horses are beautiful, smart, and useful. They’re capable of forming lifelong friendships with other animals and people, too. The many breeds, or types, of horses specialize in different things and have slightly different needs depending on what they’re being raised for. Horses can pull plows, compete in shows, corral cattle, and run races. But no matter the breed, all horses need good food, lots of water, a safe place to relax, and lots of space to run around.

Horse care is generally more expensive than the care of other barnyard animals, and can easily cost thousands of dollars each year. Their bellies and feet are especially sensitive ...

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