Originally Posted by Speed Racer
Why are you smacking him for pinning his ears, if he's not doing anything aggressive?
He's just being pissy, but as long as he's not biting, kicking, or rearing at you a simple verbal command should be sufficient.
What? Just my opinion, but don't ever allow a horse to pin it's ears at you without serious reprimand. Doesn't matter if that horse is worth $20 or $20 million. Do not allow a horse to threaten you. Anything less will lead to disastrous results. I realize this is a foal and it's not going to be on a lead rope. Doesn't mean you can't do something. Slap it with something. This "aww he's just a baby" advice is going to get you hurt. He's telling you he's going to eat yer lunch. Listen and act now before he weighs 1100