Originally Posted by Kayty
As for him trying things to 'spite' you... you cannot humanise a horse. They do not do things to 'spite' you, they do not try to get revenge etc. I'm sure your horse is just being young, and if he reacts negatively to something you do, more than likely it's because you haven't asked right.
I don't know about that...it might not purposely be to "spite" you, but a horse with too much energy will
sometimes do negative things just to see how you react, simply because they're bored. My horse even did it for my instructor, so I'm pretty sure we simply didn't ask her wrong.