Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
I kind of think this is a sign that something is "off" somewhere in your relationship.
If you look at horses in a herd, when the dominant horse comes along, they can take the feed of any of the horses, and the submissive ones generally move away. I'm not saying humans will ever be like horses, but if I told my previous horses to move away from their food they'd do it, and that's the way I expect it to be done. If for some reason I need to take them away from their food I want no trouble.
Perhaps look at what you have done with your horse and see if there has been any situations which caused to power balance to shift. If you or someone else is letting the horse walk all over them at another time, more problems might crop up.