I had a horse once. She was head-shy and skittish. She threw off my mom, reared up under me, and once broke her halter and ran all around the ranch during a grooming. In short, she was awful to deal with. The last thing I'd want is to get horse hair and that allergy-inducing, dried horse sweat all over an expensive dress. Horses are great to look at, but smelly and dangerous to own.