Originally Posted by Jr_lover
thats cool and all but I don't see how that shows your horse trusts you.
A horse that will lay down for you or even just stay laying when you are around is a big sign of trust. That is a very vulnerable position for a horse to be in, so if they view you as a threat, predator, or just don't fully trust you, they won't be inclined to lay around you.
I think it is a nice idea :)