My gelding now, I'm not sure if he loves me, but he sure knows who I am and how to behave when I am around. I was up visiting a couple of weeks ago. I went out and saw the horses and when Coyote finally came up he was a bit pushy but in about a minute he figured out who I was and started acting totally different! All I did was give him a hug and pick up his hooves, then when I tried to step back and take a picture he followed me around. When I threw my little sisters on his back and led him around by his mane he behaved like he was supposed to. If you put a kid around him, he goes totally gentle. I think he loves kids. I was showing Sara (4) how to pick up his hooves and was letting her stand beside me and 'hold' his hooves. Also showing her how to walk around a horse. Coyote stood stock still the whole time and behaved like a perfect gentleman. I was quite proud of him! Sara was tickled pink to be able to help with her favorite horse! If I would say that Coyote loved anyone, it would be Sara.
Crazy, ornery, pushy, and spooky/jumpy, with most people, but with little kids he's awesome!