Every time we read about a dog doing anything remarkable, kind, or unusual, we have to wonder: is there anything they can’t do? Not only are dogs intelligent enough to pick up tricks fairly quickly, but they are also wonderfully sociable and caring animals. We’d even suggest that some humans aren’t all that empathetic compared to dogs. So when we came across a video of a dog giving his horse friend a special treat, it only served to support our notion that dogs are truly capable of doing almost anything.
The kind dog not only knows that a carrot is a horse’s preferred treat, but he also makes an effort to get the carrot as close to the horse’s mouth as possible. Tina LeVoir-Jones discovered the dog’s skill when visiting a friend’s farm. The dog would immediately get to work whenever the horse needed to grab a snack. The dog first appears in the footage coming out of the home with something in his mouth.
It’s the carrot, and he’s out to complete a crucial task. The astute canine, knowing exactly where he must go, breaks into a run in the direction of the field, passing through the stables and heading outside in the direction of his horse companion. Most dogs should be terrified of horses, but not this one. The dog and the horse get along well because neither one of them reacts nervously when the other approaches.
The horse is so composed and cool that as her little pal approaches, she casually strokes her back. The dog waited patiently for the horse’s scratch to end before nudging the carrot next to the animal’s face, as if to say, “see what I’ve got for you!” The dog, whose task is finished, hurries back to his owner in obedience as the horse gratefully accepts her snack and eats it all up. What a smart puppy!