I heard a great little anecdote today, which combines with a heartwarming moment of my own from last week. Please add your favorite horsey moment. Here are mine:
Saw a friend at the barn today, R, who was asked by a third friend, V. To put the winter blanket on V's horse (since R. Was there anyway). Sensibly, R. Decided to bring the blanket out to the field, where V's horse (let's call him Charlie) was in the run in. On the way to him, R. Noticed that her own horse had his cribbing collar upside down, so she put the blanket on the ground and turned to fix it. She noticed Charlie was looking at her pretty closely, and then he came right over. Out of the 10 or so horses in that big field, he was the only one that came. R. Was busy with the cribbing strap, so she didn't pet him or anything. So Charlie walks over to his blanket, picks it up with his teeth, throws it a little, and then stands there, waiting. R. Finished what she was doing and turned to put Charlie's blanket on. He stood nice and still, and then as soon as she was done, ambled off, back to his friends. Lol, can you say, hey mom, it's cold out here today!
Second story, my horse: He's pretty intelligent. He nods he head when he gets excited, sometimes not in a good way, but it's a thing he does not under saddle, though). I remember one day, I had him all groomed and then showed up with my hat on and the bridle in my hand, even though he didn't have a saddle on. I swear he perked up, like he was really interested in going riding without the saddle. But last week, I'd gone out one day and didn't ride, just groomed and fussed with blankets. The next day, I went out, and he was tied in the aisle becuase others were using the cross ties,so he could see all the way down the barn. I got him all groomed, then went off to get the saddle. When I came around the corner with the saddle, he started nodding away! I swear he was excited that we were going to ride that day, and he could tell 'cuase of the saddle. Some may think that's a stretch, but it was a nice little moment for me!
So, what are your stories?