Hahah . . . I hate to sound like I have a lot of problems with my foals (I really don't, lol.) . . . things are just popping up and I need some advice from you guys. My older foal is four months old and for a couple of weeks he has been super sweet: coming to stand by me in the pasture, putting his nose in my hand for attention, waiting nicely as I give him his grain, etc. A few days ago, he started pinning his ears back at me. At first I just thought it was because I had moved them to a new pasture and he was still adjusting. It continued on and off all day, esp. when I was in their run-in shed. Then, I thought maybe something had scared him in there and he was just being defensive. Now, he pins his ears at me in that pasture 80% of the time, whether I am giving him a scratch, moving their hay around or walking around him.When we are in the roundpen or when we are grooming, he is great, his ears to the side but not pinned. Back in the pasture, one second he has them pricked at me, the next they are pinned. He never threatens to bite or kick. Slapping makes it worse and chasing him off seems to have no affect. I have no clue what is wrong, is he just testing the boundaries? Should I just ignore him? Advice would be great. Thanks.