So when I first started riding T.C. Back in March I promised myself and never thought it would be feasible for me to get feelings for this horse....Our rider/horse relationship was going to be professional like business partners. Well it started out that way but now it's like I feel like I love him like he was my own(don't get me wrong Phantom is still and will always be my one and only baby boy) And this is bad bad bad bad bad because he belongs to my new BO's son(12yr old who never ever rides him but didn't want to sell him but T.C was getting too fat and was at risk for EMS if he didn't lose the weight and that's how I started riding him.) I don't know what to do...I shouldn't have fallen for this horse but I did(even though he's a HUGE pain in the @$$ 75% of the time) and I am definitely not going to tell anyone because I don't want it to get back to his owners. I can't seem to stop though. He's taken farther in my riding than I ever thought I would go...maybe this is why I've developed a closer bond with him?
What I want to know is....is this ok? Is this normal? Should I let his owners know or just let it go? I also don't want people to think that just because I love TC I don't love Phantom (as I said before Phantom is my number one baby boy) I wish I didn't fall for this horse.....geez ~sigh~ Has anyone else been through this?
This video shows why I love this horse.
(if you don't want to watch intro skip 30secs in)