Horses just make you feel better. Today I was upset (Just family issues) so I went out to Jacks paddock to talk to him (seeing as he is the only one that listens). Usually he wont stop eating for anyone and yet because I was crying he came trotting over and just stood with me. Then he started wiping my tears away with his nose and was nudging me to stand up. When I didnt he stood over me and placed his head in my arms. He knew I was sad and was trying to make sure I was Ok. He stood like that until I forgot about why I was crying and was just smiling so hard at the the compassion and understanding he showed towards me. I continue to be amazed with a horses understanding of emotion. They may not understand emotion to the extent a human but they can tell when we ourselves are scared,sad,angry or happy. They go out of there way to help us and try to understand. Its like he gets reassured when im happy.
My other pony Alex once laid down by my side while was sitting with him in his stall and fell asleep with his head on my lap. Becaus I just needed time away from home.
Does anyone else have stories of a being sad (ect) and having a horse by your side.