I grew up crazy about horses, but not to the exclusion of all other creatures. Camels also captured my imagination. One day, as a teenager, musing about the deep dark questions of life I asked myself why Camels are never involved in jumping competitions. Answer to self: "There's nothing to jump in the desert!"
To this day, having never owned or ridden a camel, I imagine that there is a hidden capacity in these seemingly ungainly beasts which are so adapted to their environment but look as though they were assembled in the dark.