Normally when I turn Echo out he leaves to graze with his herd, often at a run. Lately when I've turned him loose he has stayed with me, letting me do some accupressure, and even following me back to the gate to let me know he would like to be with me. A couple times I have taken him back and saddled him up for another ride.
For a horse to prefer being with a person over grazing with thier buddies is the highest complement. It says he feels safe and more comfortable in our presence. Being followed this way is such a blessing and a gift. It is inspiring and very humbling. The irony is not lost on me that it happened when I stopped "trying". Leadership at its best!