Beautiful horse picup! Every time I think I've heard it all, someone else blows my theory right out of the water. I bought a mare with a two day old colt by her side about 5 years ago. About a month later a guy delivered a load of hay, and asked me if I threw the colt on the ground when he was three days old. When I said no, why? he looked me in the eye and dead serious said;"If you throw them on the ground when they are 3 days old, they'll never buck with you when you break them." I still wish I had a picture of the look on my face, I imagine I hid my amazment very well.
Then I had a neighbor who had just "rescued" a horse tell me about her latest find. She informed me that the horse was blind in one eye and had surgery at the University of Kentucky and had a glass eye. I didn't think much of that until her husband chimed in and swore up and down that the filly could see out of that eye. In amazement I went over to see their new bionic horse, only to find a scawny little paint standing in the field. The only pretty thing about her was the blue eye she had.
"If your horse doesn't respect you then forget about your horse liking you. Further, if your horse doesn't respect you then all you are is a nutrition source . . . just like the grass on the ground." ....Buck Brannaman