There are few things cuter than a fuzzy new foal!
So, I've owned my horse for 19 days and there has only been 1 day I've even remotely liked him. We've got all the time in the world to "bond" or whatever, but I've had stronger connections with horses I knew I'd only have for 30 days of training.
I adore the horse I've been leasing but now I hesitate to ride out this final month, as it'll only make me bitter towards my own boy. Gah, I'm such a girl, letting emotion factor in.
We've had our little geldings since July. Gunner got an eye issue and had to be brought to the house for qid meds. At this time, DH started feeding him, cleaning his pen, brushing and flyspraying him, etc. Last month I heard DH say "I really really love this horse." .. Gunner nickers at him .. they are really starting to bond. 7 months later.
Sometimes it takes time. Don't push him .. or you. 19 days is NOTHING .. give it some time.