Horses are enormous, social and intelligent animals that are also dependent on leadership for survival. Unlike most household pets, they are also a "prey" animal so despite their size and power, they are vulnerable. This unique combination makes them ideal for socializing with children who may otherwise have difficulty learning to bond. Time with horses enable children to develop new interpersonal skills and helps brain function prepare for learning.
"If you want a stable friendship, get a horse."
~ Unknown ~