Equitation Science / Behaviour
Of all animals, humans are the ultimate calculating opportunists. While pressing the world around us into our service we have bred and trained a few of the other animals to suit our purposes. Among these domestic species, we are, I think, most indebted to dogs and horses. The nature of this debt is complicated by deep bonds, some of which appear to be more or less reciprocal. There is, for instance, an argument that our interdependence with dogs has been so great that we may have co-evolved.