Yesterday was ‘National I Love Horses Day’ so we asked our Facebook followers what their favourite thing is about their horse and their favourite thing to do together – whether it’s going for a hack, jumping or just spending a bit of quality time at the stables.
Here are their responses:
My favourite thing is just hanging out with the horses in the field. Happy, relaxed and loving life.
Amy Louise Humfrey
Fun rides are mine and Pepper’s favourite thing, but honestly I just love spending time with my horse. I spent years wishing Pepper was mine and dreaming of all the things we could do together. He finally became mine nearly three years ago and together we have done everything I dreamed of and more.
I love nothing more than watching these two having fun together. My little nephew seven and my gorgeous thoroughbred Ginny 17 are true best friends.
I just love them, I couldn’t choose something specific.
My favourite thing is jumping with my mare, she is teaching me so much.
It’s the hugs and love we share, I love just being with him.
Summer hates schooling and closed areas but she loves open spaces and so do I. We particularly love hacking in the New Forest. Even though she can be quite challenging, when she shows her love you definitely feel it.
I love just hanging out and trick training with my recycled ex racehorse Zippy.
I love my sassy Lady legs and our (probably more mine) favourite thing is to hack.
Jerry loves time for scratching, treats and then burping. I love my ginger.
My boy just loves giving cuddles and kisses – the closer he can be to you the happier he is.
After being diagnosed with laminitis last summer, spending 10 months on box rest with no guarantees of recovery, my favourite thing is just being able to get back on board and pootle around the countryside with my mare.
I can bury my face in his neck, breathe in his lovely horsey scent and relax. It’s the best therapy ever.
Owning a horse was on my before 40 bucket list. I’ve had Molly for three and a half years now and consider myself very lucky every day to have her in my life.
I love that we go on some many adventures together and she takes it all in her stride. This is her after a well-deserved therapy session.
We love going hacking with Susan Pattwell, Candy, Troy and Dave.
I love getting her as pretty as possible.
Cross-country is me and Toffee’s favourite thing to do and for a 13hh pony he doesn’t do a bad job.
We love a blast round the stubble. Annie is 23 now and she is slowing down but still enjoys a blast every now again.
Watching and listening to him eating his hay when I put him to bed.
I love how wonderful my mare is, she is just getting better with age.
His trust in me, so we can do things like visit Holkham beach.
Fun and social rides are our favourite thing to do. My favourite thing about him is his independence, the fact I can take him anywhere on his own and and he just gets on with it.
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