You can see. He trusted me. He was loyal. He was deeply attached.
I *earned* that from him, day in a day out, with consistent thought and action, by being a leader in the things that matter in life and living.
You just have to not be an asshole. Be benevolent toward good living things; be respectful down to your core; be honest; be sure and confident in your self and your mind; be one who will seek out, preserve, and protect the life-giving values of yourself and those you care for; and horse will follow.
I will miss him. I will miss his love.
No matter what was going on in the world, no matter what was going on in my life, no matter how I felt, he was accepting and loving.
There is no replacement for that. R.I.P. my friend, my herd companion. You will be missed deeply. I would give the world to have you back.