", how much of a working relationship can someone have if they aren't out there everyday like you are? She may be more curious with them simply because they are there, but she may not work as well for them on a daily basis. " -- I never thought of that, that's true. Im sure if they interacted with her every day she would loose interest.
Today I just groomed her, and she was very lovey today, she was putting her head in my chest and just slowly breathing while I pet her. :) it was really nice. She also really trusted me with her back feet, usually she would snap them underneath her quick but time she stayed calm and just let me pick them up and do w.e I needed and put them back down and keep it rested!
I think its probably because I wasnt thinking about it, and when I did see her ears pin I would send her head away from me till she put them up :)
Horses may not love like humans do but, when they love you they really love you. I've seen amazing relationships between horse and human.
About the rescue thing. -- that's why I could never sell her even when I DID want to. I would put her up for sale, then take it all down because I was so terrified of where she would go .. would she be bounced around and could she ever trust again. Me and Chance have gone to 3 different barns. This recent barn I moved to, when they drove in she was freaking out like mad she never did that the last time we moved. And calling and calling. And I couldnt figure out WHY. The second I opened up the side door, it ALL stopped. She just look at me with a OMG YOU HERE!!!! Kinda look. She was still on edge but she stopped freaking out. I thought it was the most amazing thing.
I guess I've gotta learn not to take her attitude she has some days so personally. I forget some days where we were 2 years ago.