My daughter and her family came to the barn this weekend. My six year old grandson gave some carrots to Biasini and Biasini took them very carefully from his little hands. Then the Barn Manager Carl, gave the kids a plastic jar of treats and suggested they could give some to my coach Belinda Trussell’s Olympic horse. He likes to have his head out and see who is coming and going. The family was happy to see him and give him some of the treats and lots of pats.
In the photo below you can see that the Olympian horse is taking the treat from that little hand with the gentlest of touches. Horses know. They know when they must be so very gentle. This second photo is a delight to me with my Grandson up on my son in laws shoulders and that little hand at the horses mouth.
I think he enjoyed getting the treats and also being the center of attention. My daughter already knew this horse but when I told the rest of the family he had been to the Olympics in 2016 they were impressed. Horses are wonderful animals and they understand us far better than we think they do.