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post #1 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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I think...he's my heart horse.

So..
Most of you who have read my posts know, Apollo is very new in my life. He is my first horse since I "flew the nest."

Anyway, I knew I loved him and that he was a sweetie, but wasn't sure if he was my 'heart horse'. I never even heard of that term till I came to here to Horse Forum.
Now to my story!
I had to work the pat couple days so I wasn't able to go to the barn, I decided to stop in just for an hour or so so he didn't forget me! Haha.
Well when I came in he started whinnying right away. I was brushing him and I noticed he was a little sore (I think it was from our first trail ride the other day) anyway so I decided to rub him a little and stretch him out.

Well this where I came to the conclusion he is my heart horse...
I was rubbing his chest and legs and he was just loving it. He would stretch out his body and just be adorable. I successfully taught him how to lift and hand me his hooves by voice command so I can stretch him.

Anyway after our bonding session I was just petting him and he put his nose right in front of me and was breathing very slowly in my face. Then I kind of blew into his nose and he started to make this really low and short sound. I don't know what to call it but it seemed like he was trying to communicate or something, then he just licked me right up my face.

I never have had a horse do that to me, or even act the way that he does around me. I realized how much we've bonded in such a short amount of time. I couldn't be happier to have found him. I am so thankful his breeder saw something between us when we met.
She had told me she turned down several people before me..
It seriously makes me want to cry how happy I am. :)
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 12:54 AM
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Pictures are always nice :)

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Pictures are always nice :)
I always want to get some but it's usually just me. I will try my best but he follows me everywhere and he tries to eat my phone. >.<
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post #4 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 12:56 AM
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I totally get what you mean, I just got Jet this weekend and by the end of the afternoon he even new the sound of my truck when I pulled in the driveway. We joined up immediately. And I am loving it.
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 12:58 AM
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I meant of both of you, lol

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post #6 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 01:00 AM Thread Starter
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A little older but here is 1
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A little older but here is 1
He looks like your heart horse to me. Beautiful Picture.

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post #8 of 13 Old 04-16-2013, 08:16 AM
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My 3yr old lineback dun has been drawing on my string lately. I've never been of the mindset to pet our horses and try my best to keep that mentality instilled in the DW and both DDs. That being said I was done feeding the horses, doctoring one of them the other evening and was filling the water trough when she came up beside me at the fence( water trough was on the other side so I had the hose stuck over there to fill it) and was watching what I was doing.

I broke my own rule without even realizing it and reached over and started scratching her poll. She stretched her head out as to lead my hand back to her crest and that was when she really relaxed with her eyes rolling back and top lip quivering. I worked the scratch further down her crest to the wither til she began to rock back and forth head to hump. I would slow down with my scratching and she would lean into me until I got my pace back up. She started letting out this low rhythmic tone like a tiger's growl when I got to scratching along her top line back to her loin.

She is our youngest horse and is as much a toddler going through terrible twos as our grandson and into checking out EVERYTHING, but that ate me up.

Sorry to have invaded your thread with such a long tale, but it felt good from reading yours and recalling my moment with one of mine. Thanks for the reminder. This is Sugar working with one of the young men from my church.

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My 3yr old lineback dun has been drawing on my string lately. I've never been of the mindset to pet our horses and try my best to keep that mentality instilled in the DW and both DDs. That being said I was done feeding the horses, doctoring one of them the other evening and was filling the water trough when she came up beside me at the fence( water trough was on the other side so I had the hose stuck over there to fill it) and was watching what I was doing.

I broke my own rule without even realizing it and reached over and started scratching her poll. She stretched her head out as to lead my hand back to her crest and that was when she really relaxed with her eyes rolling back and top lip quivering. I worked the scratch further down her crest to the wither til she began to rock back and forth head to hump. I would slow down with my scratching and she would lean into me until I got my pace back up. She started letting out this low rhythmic tone like a tiger's growl when I got to scratching along her top line back to her loin.

She is our youngest horse and is as much a toddler going through terrible twos as our grandson and into checking out EVERYTHING, but that ate me up.

Sorry to have invaded your thread with such a long tale, but it felt good from reading yours and recalling my moment with one of mine. Thanks for the reminder. This is Sugar working with one of the young men from my church.

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post #10 of 13 Old 04-17-2013, 02:25 AM Thread Starter
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Because I said I would

Pictures from tonight :)



Kizzez for you, mom!


Look mom, I can do duck face too!




Can I eat that plz?!


Look mom, I can smile even if I'm toothless!
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