I know I just did a blog hop, but I have nothing else to write since it's raining and I'm stuck indoors, so here is the next installment in Beka's blog hop: Fave.
What is your horse's absolute favorite thing? Outside of riding! Are there treats that instantly convert your pony into an addict or liniments that leave him yawning and chewing? What does your horse just love to have?
If I had to pick Chrome's favorite thing I would have to say attention. Seriously he LOVES attention and hates being ignored. He's definitely a people horse, pocket pony, whatever you want to call him. Even when no food is involved if he sees or hears me outside he comes to the gate and nickers to me. He loves food, treats, clicker training, scratches, grooming, going for walks, riding, getting his picture taken, even having his blanket put on or dressing up for pictures. As long as I'm paying attention to him, he's happy. :) There are definitely things he doesn't like, such as yelling, longeing, etc. so not all attention is good attention to him like some horses. He doesn't like to be wrong or to get in trouble. However if I had to choose between the things he does enjoy I have a hard time choosing because he's just happy if he is being fawned all over (although treats and grooming are at the top of his list.. oh and his salt block is at the top too). :D I've never had a horse who eagerly meets me at the gate with a nicker every time he sees me. Even if I have a halter or bridle in hand or my helmet on my head, he still meets me. He even shoves his head into the halter. :) Here are some pictures of him enjoying attention.
He LOVED his pedestal! I need to make a new one!
The underside of his neck is his favorite itchy spot.
He makes the silliest faces.
"Oh you're watching me eat hay? Okay I'll pose for you!"
Nap time hugs. He was laying down.
"You're taking a picture of me right? How cute am I??"
"You're leaving?? Would this convince you to stay?"
He loves feet hehe. He will chew on all shoes!
"Get away Faran! She's mine!"
I had to let him lick my hand to keep him out of the way for a picture of me and Faran.
Whispered conversations with hubby.
"Did I get dirty enough? I'm still cute though!"
Even for deworming, no halter or lead needed.
"If you don't get up and pay attention to me I'll rub my head all over you until you fall over."
"You're supposed to be paying attention to me!"
Salt block love.
I swear he goes into a salt coma.
"May I play with the bow some more?"
"Get off the computer and pay attention to me!"
"Christmas selfies are so fun!! Duck face everyone!"
P.S. One of his other favorite things is picking on the donkey hehehe.
Zep starts it though!!