The first weekend of the school year I came home from college, I went out to the barn. Scout whinnied when he saw it was me opening the door, and when I went over to his stall to pet him he jammed his muzzle up into my face and just started gently (for a horse!) blowing, all over my face and hair, nickering the whole time. That made my week, it really did. Between that cure-all horsey breath, and the fact that after only one summer Scout was apparently so happy to see me after being gone for a week, I was on cloud 9.
YES!! Horses definitely have their own distinctive smells! Scout has a distinct green-hay sort of smell, and his barn-buddy Rio smells almost like a pine tree!
A stubborn horse walks behind you, an impatient one in front of you, but a noble companion walks beside you ~ Unknown