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hello, in general, are horses more faithful than dogs?


Based on personal experience, with a few exceptions, not really.  I have likened Mustangs to dogs because they bond so closely to you, unlike domestic horses.  If you have a horse for a long period of time, or most/all of it's life then they will form a strong bond with you.  Many domestic horses have been through a number of owners so do have trust issues with bonding closely with someone.  But even a Mustang who has changed hands a number of times takes a long time to develop a relationship with it's owner.  Unlike one that you gentle from the start.  

This is my personal opinion based on over 50 yrs. experience with horses so take it for what it's worth.



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Lyn Kamer, C.E.S.M.T.


Training, alternative therapies, saddle fitting problems, behavioral problems, endurance riding, driving, Mustangs


Horseman of over 50 yrs., certified equine massage therapist, trainer both riding and driving, long distance trail riding and driving. Both endurance and competitive trail riding and driving.

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