My friend took this picture on her phone a while ago - its still one of my favorite ones ! Its not the best picture but you can see that I am bending down doing my mares hooves and she decided to rest the full weight of her head on my back ! She is a rescue and we have a really close bond - she has gained 400lbs since this picture was taken !
What you can't see in this picture is that she is really skinny - had no muscle and was suffering from chronic ulcers. She was just over 900lbs in this pic - she is now 1300lbs - stands 16.3 and is solid. The picture actually makes her look good - I couldnt groom her with a brush at that point because there were so many bones sticking out !
I never thought about her trying to groom me back - she still does it sometimes now but not for as long as she used to - thankfully - I don't think I could manage the extra weight - ha ha !