I have a 9yr old, chestnut Arab Phoenix that is 15hh he is a normally great to work with, even after having almost no handling before I got him.
His only problem is every time I try to brush, touch or do the girth up under his belly he puts his ears back and trys to kick and bite. I can deal with this and have for horses in the past who were nasty all the time but this gelding is lovely and the only other time he was mean like this was when he was in pain with an abcesse. He is a very sensative horse as in he wont let me use any hard brushes such as dandy brushes on him but this is because his skin is so thin he needs a fly mesh rug, fly mask and spray.
But I still think he's in pain he doesnt bite at me he bites and the air. Somone said it might be back pain but you can put pressure on his back and he is fine he also gallops and kicks and rears around the paddock and can roll the whole way after a bath.
So does anyone have any ideas.!!!???