Well, I attempted to get some cute Christmas shots of my boys. While 2 out of the 3 were very tolerant, the other one (my 3 year old) was not at all impressed. It seemed to anger him greatly, and half of my shots are him trying to shake it off and stomp on it :P
Does that look not scream "That's right, kiddo. Make me a reindeer. Go ahead. Laugh. Just you wait until I'm undersaddle. I will buck your sorry ass off for making me a laughing stock. Then we'll see who laughs last!!"
In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.