When I was pregnant all winter, after loosing our 2nd baby, my hubby took care of the horses for me without complaint while I was on dr. Ordered bed rest. He also helps me clean stalls, stack hay, haul, keeps his eye on me when I'm starting colts or reforming new horses ... all this and he does NOT ride. Maybe one day, but for now, he just does anything he can think of to help me when he can. :) Guess I don't get much as far as 'big' things go, but the little things mean the world to me.
Ask Often, Demand Nothing, and Reward Generously.