Qur'an, An-Nahl, Surah 16:5-8
He created animals to provide you with warm clothing, food, and many other benefits. How beautiful they look when you lead them from their pasture and bring them home! They carry your loads to far-off lands; without them you could not reach those lands, except with great effort. Your Lord is compassionate and merciful. He has created horses, mules and donkeys, which you may ride, or you may keep for pleasure. He has created many things beyond your knowledge.