Having a pet who loves you unconditionally and who depends on you is a great way to feel better about yourself.
Another claim is that pets are good stress-busters and the relationship you have with them can increase quantities of the bonding-hormone oxytocin in the bloodstream, while also decreasing stress hormones such as cortisol.
Animals can have a huge impact on our lives even if they’re not our own pets. Horses often have a calming effect on those who are troubled.
Autistic children can improve their powers of communication through riding horses and being encouraged to care for them.
Being emotionally close to another being, even an animal, is one of life’s richest experiences.