Loki's so full of quirks he could have his own TV show, it's like he has a new one everyday XD
-He likes to smell my boots when I ask him to flex his head around under saddle.
-He'll help you open gates.
-He'll open gates by himself, he got confused by an outward swinging gate once, but once he got it open he proceeded to smash it repeatedly against the opposite one.
-He seems to enjoy stomping as loud as possible when in a trailer.
-He's always at the front of the herd when I whistle for them :)
-He likes tossing, kicking, and dragging feed troughs and rubber buckets around. Especially when you're not looking
-He likes to flip his lip up after a good roll
-He only travels in angles, a straight line at a trot or canter is out of the question. Period.
-He will show you just how quickly that release on your carefully crafted quick-release really is
-When he wants to be with you, his ears flop out to the sides and he puts on his best 'gimmie luff' face :3
-Under saddle, he has three speeds: Fast, faster, and fastest. Each is more fun than the last.
-If I'm in the pasture during the night, he'll follow next to me until I'm safe by the gate. I remember one night in particular, I went up to say good bye for the day to him and was quite a ways into the pasture. He walked next to me all the way back, even when the herd went thundering past.
-He'll put his forehead against my chest and hold it there when I'm feeling down.
-He really, really, likes breathing in my dads ear. He also gets a kick out of trying to eat his shirt collars when we're standing out in the pasture, talking to people XD
Red Man likes to chase the chickens. They're free range and generally like to stroll around the small upper paddock where the shelter is.
He also doesn't buck, he bounces straight up in the air instead. No matter if he's standing still, trotting, or cantering, he always goes BOING! XD
Sam is like a kindly old man. You can lead screaming kids around on him all day long, flap plastic bags around his head, lead him through anything...
Until you put a more experienced rider on him and walk approximately 50 paces from the barn. Then he is a world-champion bronc with the speed of Seabiscuit. Never in your life have you found yourself back at the barn so fast! XDDD
Won't so much as kick at a fly with a youngster or beginner rider on his back though. Completely sweet and willing on the ground, too. -eyeroll-
Wait! I'll fix it....