To some people, horses are extremely intimidating, and it's understandable why. They are very tall, heavy creatures that can at times be unpredictable. Of course anything with a mind of its own can be unpredictable to us, and that's part of what makes bonds with all kinds of animals so special. Although, unlike cats or dogs, horses are prey animals. Their first instinct is to be cautious and afraid of new things. That's why the connection you'll feel between a horse and yourself is even more precious than with most other animals. This does mean you have to be cautious around them, though.