Originally Posted by CuriousWillowLad View Post
It's almost as tho he knows he's mine and not the riding schools. He just seems a whole lot happier. Weird I know as nothing else has really changed- he still has the same stable, the same routine. and I'm loving it, I don't regret it one bit!
Of course he knows; you _told_ him as much by the change in your attitude toward him if nothing else. Now comes the part where he tests his new pet human to see how much you'll let him get away with.
Older horses are much more subtle about it, and also much more experienced at it, so it won't be long before you learn a whole bunch of new tricks to keep your boy happy ;-)
Steve Jernigan KG0MB
University of Colorado