In nature, equines are cautious, sensible and highly aware mammals. They are also herd animals, who have friendships with other individuals. There are few true wild horse herds left in the world, but there are feral or semi-feral horse and pony populations, which are mostly wild with possible domesticated ancestry. Humans have domesticated and used horses to ‘work’ for us for generations, today much of this work has been replaced by machinery, but in some places horses, donkey and mules are a part of old culture or are needed as the only means of income in poorer countries. Sadly many suffer from poor conditions and lack of medical care.