Just wanted to share what happened this evening during my ride. My gelding loves nothing more than to have his neck scratched (well, okay, he loves food more! But anyways!) Tonight was the first time I have ridden him in almost a week. He is only five and can be fresh when he has had a couple of days off....so I wasn't expecting greatness. However, I also wasn't expecting him to stop in the middle of our ride, stretch his neck way down and rub his neck up and down against the reins! He was giving himself a neck scratch at my expense! Wouldn't back, wouldn't go forward, pressure on the bit was no bother, same with heels in side!!! He just wanted to stand there and rub his neck on the reins! I tried to pull reins off his neck so it wouldn't be enjoyable....no good! He stretched his neck down further to hold the reins taut against his neck!
What a goober!