My mustang mare bit me in the butt when I picked up one of her front feet. She was a 2 year old at that time. I scolded her but the next day she did it again. So I got wise to her. I positioned myself so that my elbow was kinda sticking out behind me and I could keep one eye on her head. The moment I picked up her foot, her nose came around to bite me and I just quickly moved my elbow back and she ran her nose into it. I never said a word to her but suppressed a laugh as she stood there with a funny look on her face like "Where the heck did THAT come from?" And she never tried it again.
Lad is the funny one. Lad LOVES to be rode. And as I have my foot in the stirrup and my back to his head, positioning myself to mount up, he brings his head around and starts shoving my butt upwards like "Hurry up. Hurry up. Let's go. Let's go".
Sussie and "Lad"
1998 Quarab gelding