#1 ok people called me today and told me sparta's muzzle was swollen on one side. So we rush over there and long behold his jaw is swollen. I feel inside and out and feel no broken bones or anything. I also got a good feel of his back teeth! I think he is knawing on his cheek. And when you feel his cheek it's rough and feels like it was scratches and such in this. No
Causes for #1 either he is just teething and biting on his cheek while mouthing grass and straw. Or he is bored from being in a stall all day.
Solutions for #1 not sure yet. I put them in the lower pasture after an hour of fence fixing. Which leads me to health question 2
#2 now that we are leaving snowflake and him in the lower pasture. How low should the temps go before I blanket him? It's suposed to get 40 something tonight was 60 today and tomorrow it's supposed to be in the 70s he's never been out unsupervised and me being the worrier is a bit worried. Now granted the stall he's been in has only had 3 half walls and 1 full wall. With a roof. So he has been exposed to the cold. Just not the actual wind.
Now for behavior problems!
He was trying to give me kisses. And I had had enough and told him no and he started pawing me. I swatted his leg and told him no firmly. Then he just switched legs and done the other. I swatted it and also told him NO!. Eventually quit and went away. Then when I was messing with and petting him he turned around and bit me. I told him no loudly. And kept petting him untill he calmed. He also likes to run around and buck crazily and rear. And he does sometimes come a little close so I am going to have to teach him to respect personal space.
Any idea on how to go about solving these in a good way?