I just wanna go ahead and state something everybody already knows: some of the best moments with our horses are spent on the ground. (Not saying that there aren't best moments in the saddle) I made this thread for those special moments to be shared although some (I think we can all agree) are best left between you and your horse. The bond between you and your horse is built literally from the ground up; and although riding does help strengthen that bond I feel like it's those quiet moments on the ground where you can really feel that special relationship. (Once again not saying that you can't in the saddle because you do ;) )
One of my very special unforgettable moments with Boo: I went out to the barn to feed the cats for the night. (Because ya know cats eat food :p ) when I saw boomer and lightning standing in the shelter area. I went out to the shelter to say a quick goodnight. Well boomers melty eyes made me stay and hum and give him his favorite kind of strokes. After a bit he had his hoof cooked back and was leaning his head against me with his eyes closed. I gave lightning some strokes as well which she really enjoyed and once I went back to boo she dozed right off. That night the moon was full and there was a clear sky. It was beautiful on its own. The horses just made it gorgeous.