This is something that everyone probably already knows and I, being new to horses (6 years) just figured out. Vida will only let me clean her nose on the outside with a soft brush and then she kinda fights me. The other day was wearing a coat I hadn't worn since last winter and there was a bandana in the pocket with a couple of horse apple cookies, so the bandana smelled like cookies. Anyway I stared wiping her nose with it and she let me clean all the way up inside her nose without a fight! I'm going to start keeping her nose "hankie" in a bag with cookies so it smells good from now on. So everyone already knew this one right? :)
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France