We all know what fantastic companions horses make, but it seems we’re not the only ones who share a special bond with equines.

When we asked Horse & Hound readers if their horses had any unusual companions, we were inundated with fabulous pictures of the most unlikely friendships.

From goats, alpacas and sheep, to rabbits, hens and cows, we hope you enjoy our selection of horses and ponies with their unusual animal friends.

Horses with unusual companions
Drumguido

Snowy moment: Sukulaku the dog is best friends with horse Drumguido despite their difference in size

dogandhorselick

Best buds: This horse shows his fondness for his faithful canine companion

Mimo and Patricia sitting on him

Feathered friend: Patricia the hen makes the most of the view on Mimo the pony

horseandgoats

These horses seem to enjoy sharing their field with two goats

dogleadinghorse

Walkies: This golden retriever helps out at the yard by leading his horsey friend

My lovely Fin

Fin the dog and Harvey the foal pose for a picture

McKenzie Ragan February 28 · · My horse puts up with the whole group!

Nap time: McKenzie Ragan’s horse spends time in the stable with the whole clan

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Three’s a crowd: Fred the horse enjoys a graze with three tabby cats

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Dooly and Annie with Toffee the rabbit

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A cat hitches a ride and doesn’t want to get his feet wet

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Nuzzle: This horse loves his furry companion

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Presley and Peter spend some time together

Angel and Ron

Angel and Ron

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Arthur shares his dinner with a goat

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A mixed bunch: Ronnie the horse, Curly and Bertie the alpacas and Lady the hawk

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Jay Jay and Bernice touch noses

Magic and golden retriever Dexter have an ongoing love affair

Magic and golden retriever Dexter have an ongoing love affair

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Pippa Latimer-Harris’ horse is joined by a cockerel at his door