A good owner treats the horse like it is its own child.
No, a good
owner knows how to care for an animal be it a dog, horse, cat, parakeet, etc. the way it needs to be treated to maintain its health and mental well being.
Each species is different, and none
of them benefit by being treated like furry, nonspeaking children. People who call their animals their 'babies' and care for them as if they're human children make me want to puke.
We are not our animals' parents
, we are their owners, stewards, and caregivers.
It's okay to love our animals, but we should never lose sight of the fact that they are
animals, and not fur people.