To me a horse is another way to move across the landscape. They are transportation with a soul. And while using a horse to go from point A to point B might be the oldest reasons us humans have been riding them, it has fallen out of favor. Most people today ride for form, for contests, for racing, or for looped trails. I get that, and have done most of it myself, but nothing is as satisfying to me as using a horse instead of walking or a car to go to a place.