Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sterling, Virginia, USA
My lifestyle has made it pretty much impossible to keep real friends. And the people who I thought were my friends, from childhood, hurt and betrayed me. My best gal pal, who I had been friends with since we were toddlers, kept trying to force drugs, alcohol, and random flings with guys at me. My best guy friend, also from a young age, sexually assaulted me a few years ago.
Bottom line is I don't trust people. With the above incidents (and many more, I assure you), what reason do I have to trust humans? Horses have never intentionally hurt me. Sure, horses are "just animals" and are unpredictable...but people are unpredictable too. I don't have blind trust in these animals, but I trust them a hell of a lot more than any person has given me reason to trust them.
I only trust a handful of people. These few people who are very close and dear to me. Family and one friend so close they could be family. I honestly can't say what I would choose in a situation where both my family and my horse were in danger. Seriously though, the odds for that kind of situation cropping up are slim to none, so the argument of "would you save your human friend over your horse" is invalid.