My favorite kind of horses to have are horses that belong to someone else, but visit periodically. That way I'm free of vet bills, feed bills, and all the other bills that seem to accumulate with horse ownership. Of course, we can't saddle visitors up and go for a ride, or form the kind of lasting relationship that people and horses can have.
But there's one group of horses that does come around from time to time, and a couple of the horses are friendly. The friendliest one--who is also kind of a wack job--is one we call Little Crazy. She and her buddies were around most of the day yesterday, hanging out in our east pasture. We leave one gate to that pasture open, so it can be grazed down--otherwise, it would be vastly overgrown after each monsoon season. Cows come more often than horses, and they're not as sociable or entertaining. When the horses spend the day, we offer them water (in a wading pool, since we don't have a good-sized trough out there) and mostly leave them alone. But Little Crazy likes to be sociable. Here are a couple of pictures of them--there are many more at my personal Facebook page, so drop in if you haven't already added me.