Before I share this I thought I'd give some background. I got Brutus from my trainer who was selling him for a big pony barn. A few months later a friend of mine purchased his former pasturemate Atlas. Since both these ponies were purchased at auction (I believe the same auction, not sure if it was the same seller) it is quite possible that they were together even before this. They are inseparable. These two geldings are very much in love. They do everything together. And I mean everything. And life was good.
Then I went to boarding school in September and took Brutus with me. According to his owner Atlas was at first very depressed but after a month seemed to settle down alright without his companion. Let's just say me and Brutus didn't quite agree with boarding school (and there 3 hour turnout in a minuscule paddock didn't quite agree with the formerly pasture boarded Brutus who attempts to climb stall walls when confined) and so he came home shortly after Christmas as I wasn't returning to that school after the holidays.
This is the reception he received from Atlas upon returning. Not included as I had to lead Brutus into his pasture before filming is Atlas screaming and racing up and down the fence line upon seeing Brutus. Also not included is Brutus attempting to crush me to get to his boyfriend (I really don't blame him for this instance of bad manners). Brutus completely ignored the new horse in the pasture he hadn't met before and spent his time doing what is seen in the following video:
I should probably state for those you thinking "Woohoo they ran around big deal" that Atlas is a haybale boy and I have never seen him moving past a walk in the field. Brutus I have never seen move past a trot. So yes, it was kind of a big thing.