This beautiful quarter horse mare, named Imagine Velvet, was rescued about one year ago by Fleur Huynh Evans – stylist, photographer (who likes to capture emotions), and, of course, horse mom.
They could barely touch her since her rescue. But one day, Imagine Velvet was the one who laid down next to Fleur and started to cuddle her. “I’m not even allowed to break away from the cuddle”, said Fleur in a post on Facebook. Such moments will reinforce to your horse that you’re a peaceful presence and that he can relax around you. You can see the heartwarming moment captured on camera. You will instantly fall in love with Imagine.
You can definitely tell if your horse has bonded with you when they come up to greet you, when they rest their head on you, or when they are relaxed near you, and also when they breathe on your face.
A study showed that riding a horse, cuddling one, and even looking after one can be the perfect prescription for releasing the stress of a busy and noisy life, especially among teenagers. Also, grooming your horse incorporates physical activity and a hands-on experience with your horse. The rhythmic motions can help melt tension away. There is something very satisfying about grooming, as it lets you bond with your horse while making him look his best. Most horses enjoy a grooming session, and you can enhance the experience by massaging them in their favorite spots.
Just like humans, horses all have different ways of showing affection, to each other and to their owners. Some horses may seem nippy, constantly putting their lips, or even their teeth, on each other and on us. When the ears are up and the eyes are soft, this nipping is a sign of affection.
After you will watch the video, you will want to spend some time with a horse and see if it really helps with your stress.