Last week the farm where I help look after a pair of Arabians opened up the summer pasture. When I went to feed them one day last week, as I was prepping their food I heard what I thought was thunder (it was raining). Turned out it was just the "kids" cantering in from the back pasture because they'd heard me drive in. Told DH about it that evening. The next day I was headed out to feed while DH was home for lunch. He said, "wait for me" "For what?" I said. "I want to see them come running in from the field" I told him I couldn't promise they'd be all the way out in the field again but he came anyway. Sure enough, they were out in the back field and came cantering in in all their white Arabian glory, heads up and flag tails flying.
Today, since DS had my car, I asked DH to drop me off at the farm on his way back to work from lunch, and I'd walk back home after (it's only 10 min walk). We get to the farm and he gets out of the truck too. I said, "aren't you going to work?" He said he wanted to see them come in again. And then he said, "can I call them?" I told him they really didn't need to be called, they'd probably heard the truck and figure out I was there and come in like they usually do. He said, "yeah, but can I call them?" Sure, I said - just whistle. He whistled and their heads came up from grazing and in they cantered again. I don't know if I've ever seen a 58 year old man so thrilled. It was very cute (but don't tell him I told you so!!!!).
Nice story! Who wouldn't get a thrill watching a pair of arabs showing off? I still like to see my 30 year old Arab/qh and her offspring, my 11 year old gelding showing off and snorting in the pasture when they're feeling good. My non horsey husband will often stop what he's doing to watch their antics too.
"My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."