7 Things Your Horse Has to Be Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Posted by Paige Cerulli
Beautiful young girl with horse in autumn sunset

Thanksgiving is a time of reflection. While your horse can't speak, we'll bet that he's thankful for a whole lot this Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to stand back and look at all the things that we have to be grateful for. And while your horse can't always tell you what he's thankful for, we're sure he appreciates a whole lot in his life.

So we've made his Thanksgiving gratitude list for him. Take a look.


Horses in pasture
Cheryl Reed via Flickr

Let's face it, food is at the top of every horse's priority list. Your horse is grateful for his grain and his hay. He's thankful for fresh grass. And he's super thankful for the horse treats that you bring him.

Equine Friends

horses in pasture with dog
Bambe1964 via Flickr

Your horse is so happy that he has other equine friends. He loves that he's kept in a stable where he can see others, so he doesn't feel like he's all alone.

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Turnout Time

horses eating grass
Pete Markham via Flickr

Have you ever noticed how excited your horse is to go outside each day? That's because he loves his turnout time when he can kick up his heels, play, and just be a silly horse.

A Well-Fitting Saddle

horseback riding
Paul Kehrer via Flickr

The fact that your saddle fits your horse makes his job so much easier. There's nothing worse than being asked to work while in pain, so your horse is super grateful that you take the time to make sure his saddle fits him properly.

Riding Time

horseback riding
Jean via Flickr

Your horse might not always appreciate it, but he really does enjoy the time that you spend riding together. Sure, he does what he can to make life difficult, but that's because he knows the value of a little challenge.

In truth, your horse appreciates the fact that you're keeping him fit and healthy.

Grooming Sessions

little girl brushing pony's mane
Clemens v. Vogelsang via Flickr

Your horse absolutely loves a good grooming session, almost as much as he loves food. He thinks that the curry comb is marvelous, and loves when you find his particularly itchy spots.

Don't skimp on the grooming - your horse really enjoys it!

His Own Special Person

woman hugging horse
carterse via Flickr

There's nothing better for a horse than being owned by one special person who loves him and cares for him. You are that person, and above all else, your horse is grateful to have you in his life.

It sure seems like your horse has a lot to be thankful for this holiday season!

Tell us what your horse is grateful for in the comments. 

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