It just cracks me up because I know this mare so well, I know exactly what she wants as if she'd screaming it at me with a megaphone. She gets expressions just like a human does. She's particularly fond of the "Bitch please" expression.
I just thought it was so funny that throughout that entire session of playing with Selena, I talked to her like she was a human and my friend looked at me like I was insane. Once Selena "asked" me to scratch her in her "special spot" on her neck. My friend was baffled. "How did you know that's what she wanted?" She asked me, and I realized I could think of no viable answer besides "She told me!"
It's such an interesting thing that we take for granted. I know when Selena needs time to run around and play before riding. I know when she wants to quit. I know how she feels every day, what treats she wants, where she wants scratched, which horses/people she likes and doesn't like, what stall she is comfortable in most.
Normal people just don't understand....Or maybe Selena just has me wrapped around her finger.