Landor has fallen in love. He is in love with Peaches, a new addition to the herd here at The Equine Connection. It was love at first sight for both of them. It is like they have been together forever. Landor’s body language has changed. He has always had this soft, gentle energy. It is still gentle. However, it also has a self-assured, protective feel to it now. The first time I put the lovebirds together with some of the other horses, Landor pushed another male horse in the arena away from Peaches. At one point, he aggressively attacked Little Joe by chasing him around the arena. We had to open the arena gate to let Little Joe get away to safety. (Luckily for Joe, Landor does not have many teeth!) I was so shocked to see Landor act aggressively. I have known him for eight years, and have never seen him treat another horse with aggression. When I asked him later what was going on, he made it clear that love is a priority for him. He is in the last stage of his life and he is no longer willing to compromise this huge need he has for an intimate love with a female horse. I acknowledged this need and agreed to have Peaches stay in Landor’s pasture, despite their different dietary needs. Since the, he has relaxed and is no longer guarding Peaches. He trusts Peaches will not be taken from him and he simply enjoys his time with her. Sometimes they massage each other. Other times they simply stand closely together, keeping each other warm. The lesson: Life is short. Speak up for what you want!