I brought this up with a couple of my friends and after looking at me sideways they asked jokingly "what are you smoking?" This is a perfectly reasonable question, given that I frequently talk to my horse and my other animals and try to figure out what a verbal response from them would be if I could understand them.
Here's the question: If your horse(s) could speak. What would they say? What would their attitude or tone be in a verbal response? And would they have an accent or any kind/what language would they speak.
For example. Caleigh when I'm riding her would probably just complain or argue with me about what I'm working with her on. I don't think she'd have an accent and since English is the only language I know and understand, I'll go with that one for her. If we're trotting circles and she bends really well and I tell her "good girl! Keep it up" like I normally would, I'd expect something like "psssh Uh huh yeah I know...whatever... "
If we're just riding maybe on a trail ride I think we'd carry on a slightly stoner sounding conversation about how the leaves move and cast shadows that she doesn't immediately recognize and the dude that just came whizzing by on his bike but then since I say they aren't going to hurt her and the horse reflected in the pond is actually her and no she's not drowning...everythings ok. Haha (and this is what triggered the "what are you smoking" response from my friends. Haha)
I don't know Sampson all that well yet so I'm not sure if he's the talkative type, however he's full of body language so I think he'd be the tall quiet boy that just wants to please but isn't quite sure what to say. He does need a lot of reassurance though and has the mentality of a nervous 5 year old at the moment so I'd expect lots of questions that require anywhere from simple to very extreme in detail explanations.
So what would your horse say, what would they sound like, in what situation, and what language.
I'm going to go for a walk with the doggies and read everything when I get back! I'm really looking forward to the responses!