There is something special that is formed between horse and owner, especially if you have had the horse since foal hood. Yesterday he was laying in the grass so I came and sat beside him. After braiding his mane I pulled his head onto my lap and he fell asleep as I stoked him.
Of course he is not always an angel, but even when he has a fit over something there is always trust. I feel he would follow me anywhere... as long as there wasn't any plastic bags involved. :D