One of my favorite things about Bre is that I can spend hours loving on her and brushing her. She just eats up the love. She rests her head on you moves around so you get all of her scratchy spots and will just standing touching you. I've never met a horse as cuddly as Miss Breedle Dee.
I know not all horses are big cuddlers. Romeo is calm and easy to be around but he isn't going to seek you out to cuddle. But you can still spend time brushing and massaging him. Dickie and I have had pretty much zero quiet grooming time. He's such a busy body and just getting him to stand still long enough to be presentable is a challenge. I've wanting our training sessions to be both productive and fun for him. Standing still is a chore for him.
I've noticed the last few weeks he has been much easier to be around in his stall. He isn't quite so obsessed with bugging me. He used to be up in my grill every second and prone to tantrums when I moved him out of my space. The new barn is so quiet that he doesn't feel like he needs to check his door all the time. So for the first time today I was able to spend an hour just brushing and shining him up. I brushed through every hair on his tail and realized it is actually quite thick. It has also grown a few inches. I think my appy might actually grow a tail! He quickly move his body around to make room for me without a battle.
I know that this might not sound like a big deal but it was a big aha moment. He's really settling into his life as a grown up horse. I know we have a long way to go before he's cuddling and snoozing in the cross ties. However, I'm so grateful that I'm able to spend some relaxing time with him.