Originally Posted by kevinshorses
No it's just a horse thing. You shouldn't make excuses for your horse. Some horse like people some could care less. The more you do with your horse the less standoffish he will be. Don't blame the gender.
kevin, since she mentions that once she lays hands on him he is fine, I think there might be more at work here than just a horse who doesn't like people. To a degree I agree with you on not handling different gendered horses differently, but there is too much biology there to completely disregard. Especially with a stud. The thousands of years of evolution which created horses to act different and have different behaviors (or, if you prefer, the way god made them behave so that the herd would survive...) that fit their different roles in the herd to ensure their survival don't just go away with a few hundred years of human domestication, *especially* if they are intact.