2 Scifi books: alien horses and human pets
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I'm pretty sure they're both adult fiction, but can't rule out YA.
Both are scifi.
The first is about people who go to a different planet, the protagonist is a female and I'm pretty sure they're starting a new colony there or something. Anyway, what really sticks out in my mind about this book was that they had horse-like creatures to ride, but in place of their manes there were sharp blades that would maim/kill the rider if they came to a sudden stop. Uh...I really don't remember much more about this plot. I remember the cover of the book being green, it was hardcover and read sometime in the early 2000s (1999-2002 is the most likely date range).
The second one, could have been either a stand alone book or part of a short story collection. There is a group of people that are being kept as pets by aliens, but I don't remember if they were kidnapped, or started out that way. I do remember that at the end (spoiler!) they find out the aliens are actually other human people that don elaborate machine costumes to pretend to be aliens whenever they interacted with them. I don't remember why though.
I have no other info on this and do not remember when I read it, other than it was before 2004.
So sorry to have such vague details!
Thanks for any help you can give me!
The main character figures out that she never left planet earth because she spots a fly in the arena that lands on the alien. This leads to the realization that she can't be on another planet if there's terran insect life around. She then pulls off the skin on the alien's hand, revealing, IIRC, an elderly lady's wrinkled hand underneath.