My gelding Bugs follows me around like a puppy, he has his nose into every thing I am doing around the property. That is why he will be a better horse for me than Stella. He has demonstrated he wants to, and is happy being around me. Stella has demonstrated she prefers my wife. Aren't mares fickle.
Haha, just the mares, right? ;) Is Bugs not rideable? Does Stella indicate her displeasure if you ride her (not necessarily by acting out)?
As far as Witchy-Poo goes, I think that she'd make a better match for my husband if he had a few more lessons. He likes fast a lot more than I do, and something tells me that it's her favorite thing as well. I'm still going to ride her, and expect her to deal with my s***, but it would be easier if she bonded with me a little more.
On a similar note, my shetland colt follows my son around like a dog. I tried taking video of it one night...my son would start running, the colt would run after him and investigate what my son was up to...my son would walk backwards into the colt, the colt would just stand there ("Oops! Sorry Pumpkin!"), then turn to follow once my son passed. The odd thing is, this colt is still a bit nervous around us big people.
Hm, I'm starting to feel left out here, since the only horse I still have in this state is my daughter's pony, and she doesn't exactly show much love haha.
God save me from opinionated females!!!.... The animals, of course