Then I thought about the deep seated need we have to connect and communicate with another living being, be that a human animal or a non-human animal. It's all about communion. Still doesn't answer the question about horses. But a profound spiritual experience occurs when we feel we truly know and understand another living creature, and that they know us. A mixture of relief, joy, calm - and acceptance that some mystery will always remain, and that is what makes it so special and unique.