It might have been easier to have a few horses as pets.
Horses socialize together, have a strong sense of independence. If you need them to work, they'll pull a plow. They're also a great source of transportation. They're affectionate and not to mention, beautiful!
Who has been sick with a bowel problem and in need of "special" attention...
...assistance in cleaning her backside after executing certain "movements."
How far do the duties of motherhood extend?!
It could be worse...
I'd probably do the same for a sick horse.
And that's a whole lot of wet wipes!