For months and months when I first got Tango, I was bound and determined not to get too attached to her because she was just an animal, and I should be ready and able to part with her in a moment's notice (say if we ever had to sell her, or she got badly injured and we had to put her down). But now, almost a year after we got her, I love her so much you can't even imagine. We've been through so much together and she's been such a great horse (albeit with some problems ;) ), and...it's weird. It's probably not wrong to love your horse, but now that I think about it, there's no way I'd let her go easily. It's even got to the point where I'm less strict with her. I'm still firm and make her do, but one look from that pretty little face and I'm butter. Like, for example, when I tell Lily to move, she **** well moves right away, but when I tell Tango to move she'll sort of just amble out of the way like it's no big deal. I suppose if she was disrespectful, aggressive and an idiot I would crack down, but none of those things are her nature so I'm always very partial to her and a little gentler and less forceful with her. When I see Lily kicking at her I always chase Lil off, and Tango has learned to come up and hide behind me when Lily's on the warpath 'cause I'll protect her.
Does anyone else have one special horse that you baby? I know it's wrong to get so attached to a darn horse, but I just can't help it.