I have a 4 year old Arabian gelding that isn't broke to ride, that I pretty much just keep as a very pampered pet. I swear though, this horse acts just like a dog. He is effortless to catch in the pasture. Anywhere I walk he will trail right behind me, he loves to play tag and have me chase him, and he loves hugs and kisses. When the farrier comes, he walks up to my chest and gently places his head on my shoulder and wants me to wrap my arms around his neck and hold him while he gets trimmed. I mean, I have never had a horse just trust me and show affection the way he does. I can walk him through any space, no matter how small, even if he has to squeeze through it he will follow me willingly. I've been saddling him and doing some ground work with him, and I decided yesterday that I was going to hop on him and see what he did. I was expecting him to do something... but he just stood perfectly still while I clambered on and didn't move. I put the bridle on for the first time this afternoon, and he really didn't like it. The best part though was when I took it off, and he placed his nose against my cheek and just wanted me to hold him... so I did, lol, for like 5 minutes! I guess he was so happy that I took it off that he just wanted the re-assurance that he was being a good boy. I was wondering if this is normal? I think he is just unusually friendly, but I would like to hear some funny things that other people's horses do that makes them "unique".
Here he is giving me his nose for a kiss, snot and all!