“A dog may be man’s best friend, but horses wrote history” goes the well-known saying. While some horse owners might disagree, it’s true that both horses and dogs play important roles in today’s society, as they have done for thousands of years.
Being predator and prey, dogs and horses have very different instincts. When feeling threatened, a horse’s first reaction is to run, while dogs choose to fight instead. However, this doesn’t stop them from getting along and even playing together!
Few sights are more heart-melting than horses and dogs enjoying each other’s company. Below, we have a selection of cute images showing just that!
Enjoy these 25 beautiful images of horses and dogs together!
Arent’ these too just adorable?!
An English Mastiff and Shetland Pony standing side-by-side. Shetlands are one of the smallest horse breeds in the world, averaging only 102 cm (40 inches) at the withers. On the other hand, English Mastiffs have a minimum height of 70 cm (27.5 inches) and can grow as big as a small pony.
This baby pony is ready to make friends!
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These two are natural posers!
Just adorable! Foals just never seem to run out of energy.
Did you know you could teach a dog to ride horses? Some trainers even got their dogs to jump obstacles on horseback!
Horses are so gentle.
Collies are great sheepdogs, and they will herd your ponies too!
This dog looks so proud of himself riding his Haflinger! Haflingers are popular therapy horses with infinite patience and kindness. They are the perfect choice for your two- or four-legged child!
Enjoying the sunshine together.
“May I ask you for a dance?” This retriever looks like a fine gentleman!
Another talented rider!
Dapple greys and huskeys are the perfect combination for a harmonious photo.
This dog seems to be thinking “Oh, not you again! I’ve only just laid down for my nap.”
This is not something you see every day! An Appaloosa and two Dalmatians in the company of twin sisters. What a unique photo!
Both Appaloosas and Dalmatians can have a variety of spotting patterns. Appaloosas can commonly have blanket, blanket with spots, or leopard coats, while dalmatians can turn out to be brindle or mosaics on occasion.