Cannot agree more. It's like if time has stopped, and it's a real quiet moment in (my going too fast) life.
When I do it, it is my favorite time in the barn. It's quiet, everyone is relaxed, lots of nickering going on, etc. It just seems to be a few minutes during the day when there is no drama - just personal time when all is good in the world.
Bahaha. Yup... Until you actually are in the barn, doors closed. Then you are back to first part of your post. :)
That said, after dinner and a couple of glasses of wine when the wind is blowing, the rain is coming down by the bucket full and the north wind is howling, I'm not so romantic about the whole thing.