Magic Moment in the Sun
Today, for the first time, Nazir let me sit beside him while he was lying down. So amazing!
I should mention that I never see him lie on the paddock or in his box, and he never rolls when I’m standing close by. Which makes today even more special…
After taking a little walk, I brought him back to the paddock and sat down on the warm sand. The sun was nice and warm and I played a little with the dirt. Nazir came up to me, sniffed at the freshly turned-over sand, and showed signs of wanting to roll. I thought, wow, that would be a first! He actually got down and enjoyed his sand bath, just next to me! Just as he wanted to get up I approached him and offered him some carrot pieces that I had in my pockets. We sat like this for a while, me feeding him piece after piece, he munching and clearly having fun.
When the carrots where empty he still stayed with me, licking my hand with closed eyes. I slowly got up to give him some space, he rolled a bit more and then came up to me, stood very closely beside me and snoozed in the sun. Soooo cute. Of course there was nobody to take a photo and my phone was is the car. That’s so me. So the photo shows Nazir a few minutes after all this happened.
I’ve heard from others that it’s really something special to sit like this with your horse, now I know why 🙂