If Blizzard hadn't been hugging me for years, this most recent one might have startled me just a bit.
I had just dismounted and "Doc" was mounted to ride Blizzard for a bit. When I started to step away and off the boulder I was standing on, I had let it slip that I hadn't hugged Blizzard or kissed his nose.
So, I was abruptly reminded.
Blizzard wrapped his horns completely around me and squeezed....
At that point, if I wanted him to release, the only option was to lay completely across his neck and squeeze him tight. I truly am blessed to have such an amazing steer in my life. He ALWAYS remembers that after we ride.... we hug and show love.
(Doc was able to catch the photo as he observed the hug from the saddle)