[Giveaway] Celebrate National I Love Horses Day!

July 15th is National I Love Horses Day, a day to honor the impact horses have had not only on the advancement of human history, but on our daily lives. These strong, beautiful creatures are full of wonder, and the more we learn about them, the more we love them. To celebrate the holiday, here are four fascinating things you may not have known about horses:

Horses Have Been Our Friends For Centuries.
There’s evidence that the human-horse bond originated over 6000 years ago in Central Asia. Early humans not only used horses to travel long distances, but also may have drank their milk. Mare’s milk is still enjoyed in some parts of the world for its health benefits, though it lacks casein and cannot be made into cheese. While equine dairy products may not be on your menu, we now recognize that horses have so much more to offer – a powerful emotional bond unlike any other.

Horses Really Get Us.
A 2016 study suggests that horses really do understand human facial expressions. They have evolved to not only interpret our moods and emotions, but will also remember them, and may avoid a person who has appeared to be grumpy in the past, even if they have not done anything unfavorable.

Horses Have Complex Emotions – And Love To Show Them.
Horses form close-knit, lifelong bonds with their other horses as well as their favorite humans. They even mourn after the death of a loved one. You can pick up on a horse’s emotions by paying close attention to their body language and facial expressions. In fact, they have 17 distinct facial expressions, while our other close companion, the dog, only has 16. If you spend enough time around horses, you’ll also notice the way they express themselves in subtle ways, like a sigh or a twitch of an ear. Horses have so much to say to those who are willing to listen.

Horses Have A Sweet Tooth.
Many animals, including cats, sea otters, and dolphins, lack the taste receptors to enjoy sweet treats. Horses, on the other hand, absolutely love them. Most healthy horses can indulge in a few peppermints, fruits and veggies like apples and carrots, and homemade treats sweetened with molasses. Sweets, when fed sparingly, are great for training and for introducing your horse to potentially stressful environments. In honor of I Love Horses Day, why not share a sweet treat with your horse today?

To help you celebrate your love for your horse, we’re giving away a $250 shopping spree in the month of July.

The 1-800-PetMeds® I Love Horses Giveaway runs from Wednesday 07/07 through Saturday 07/31. Everyone who comments from 7/7 to 7/31/21 is eligible to win. To enter, leave a comment below. The winner will be randomly selected and notified on August 2nd.

Enter the 1-800-PetMeds® I Love Horses Giveaway!
You could win a $250 gift certificate that you can use to spoil your horse.

Win A $250 1-800-PetMeds® Gift Certificate!
Celebrate National I Love Horses Day!  Let us know below how much you love your horse and you could win a $250 gift cerfificate from 1800PetMeds®! The winner will be chosen at random on 8/2/21, so everyone who participates has a chance to win! (Limited to residents of the U.S.) Good luck!  

Congrats to our Winner Angie Markle in California, and her horse Jackson. Look out for an email from us! This contest has ended, but you can still show your horse some love from 1-800-PetMeds®!

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89 Comments

  1. Love just not watch and photograph them.

  2. Horses are so amazing! Such a beautiful and intelligent animal. I’d love to win and amp up our grooming game!

  3. I love my horses more than I love any man !!! They are the unconditional love you can count on.

  4. Douglas L SpeddenJuly 7, 2021 at 2:15 pm

    I love to look at horses.

  5. Unfortunately, I do not live in an area zoned for horses, but maybe someday … In the meantime, I donate to local organizations that rescue horses that end up at livestock auctions, so that they don’t end up being slaughtered. Maybe one day I will be able to foster some of them.

  6. Jackson, my OTTB, just gets me. He’s my soulmate.

  7. I love my horses more than anything in this world and I just moved recently to accommodate them in my own home.

  8. I have loved horses since I was very young. I may not be able to have a real one but sure have lots of collectibles in their honor!

  9. Horses are beautiful animals!

  10. I love my horses more than chocolate! Spend every spare moment with them. Wish I had more free time to ride!

  11. Horses have a beautiful soul. Mine have gotten me through a lot of tough times just by being there or going for a ride. We were very connected on a spiritual level. They taught me a lot and made me a better person

  12. I love to brush my horse after a long day at work. It’s therapeutic. He loves to be brushed so it’s a win win for both of us.

  13. My horses were abused and neglected in their former lives. Building trust was a slow process, but nothing brings more joy than to get to the point where they will take treats from hand, and then lick my hand!

  14. I love my 6 rescue horses. They show unconditional love . They were starved and abused in their past, so it took time for them to regain trust. Now they are all happy, healthy and as sweet as can be

  15. My horses are family, just like my dogs & cat, therefore, I love them like family. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  16. I love horses for their true and gentle spirits.

  17. Working with and training my horses is my favorite hobby and I would be lost without them.

  18. Jeannette HarkinJuly 7, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Our horse is a full fledged member of the family, we love him vey much!

  19. I’ve had three rescue ponies. The first, Prince, I had for 25 years from the time he was 7 years old, and he was the best pony. He’s buried in my field and I miss him. He was a finished driving pony and so easy that he spoiled me. When I got the other two after Prince died, I was not used to having to working so hard to get anything from them, and, as I was already retired from farming sheep and llamas, I eventually and sadly had to rehome them.

  20. I feed him every day

  21. my horse is my best friend! 25 years together , long rides while ahe listened to my problems, galloping thru the fields together, hours brushing and telling her all my secrets! I cant imagine my days without her !

  22. I love our Horse she is amazing and so beautiful !

  23. My horse was my first born “child”. She is my best friend, my confidant, and my heart and soul. I would be lost with out her.

  24. jennifer galindoJuly 7, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    We love our horse COCO she hasn’t quite learned how to be around people and kids yet. But we are working with her to gain her trust. We’ve only had her for a month but it feels like eternity already. She is so kind and loving you see what she is capable of.

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