They hang around the corral in full view of the dining room windows. They walk up to me without even waiting to be called. They stick their heads in their halters instead of running away.
It almost makes me think they might actually like me!
Really I think it's because horses like to have something to do. They're creatures of habit, and they've gotten used to having me out there fussing with them and saddling them up or even just being there picking rocks out of the corral.
Yesterday and today I'm working inside the house. They are standing nose to tail, swishing flies off each other's faces.
I feel kinda bad about not paying attention to them, but with all the chaos in my life right now, it's good to know they're out there where I can see them. They are there when I need them.