There's nothing "wrong" or "silly" about just hanging out with your horse, or watching the herd interact. That's part of the fun of having horses. They're fun to interact with. I'll go out to the barn in the evenings just to spend some time grooming, or scratching his favorite "itchy spots" for a few minutes.
You don't need some Big Name Training Guru's Step-By-Step Overpriced Training Program in order to figure this stuff out.
But it's not like some great epitome of Almighty Natural Horsemanship to sit in a corral. . .no Majikal Bond is going to be formed just because you were there.
"Parelli horsemanship is just like painting by the numbers. You need absolutely no skill. You just put this color here and this color there, and when you're done, you have ... a mess no one wants." mp