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?
Tristan’s very, very favorite thing is doing nothing.
He would summarize doing nothing as eating all alone in a big field. Maybe taking a nap. Maybe walking to a new pile of hay or a new patch of grass from time to time. But mostly foraging without interruption.
He’s not a social horse – in fact, he’s one of those rare horses that I think would be perfectly happy alone. He’s never been a horse to introduce himself to new horses, or hang out with a buddy in the field. He’s not a workaholic, and doesn’t particularly enjoy work, beyond getting occasionally excited while going XC, or settling into a comfortable sense of mission on a trail ride.
Tristan’s idea of the best day ever.