Mine think that sheets and blankets are pajamas, fly masks are hats, and so on. I totally startled one of the barn kids one day when I told Joe Joe (he’s my profile pic) to take his clothes (halter) off. No matter how odd it may sound to others, talking to your horse all the time is a good thing. Joe Joe will even pick his head up from eating grass when I tell him he needs his sunscreen.
It is never the horse's fault