Unfortunately in my case, the guy lives in Nevada (I'm in Montana), but when I got him I did notice he did the same thing when they saddled him. He was in a really small area with a very low roof when I observed it, so I guess I assumed it was because of that. Should have asked... :( But like I said, if this is the worst problem he has, then I'm still very happy with him. He's quite new to me, so I'm sure I'll find some other things that need some fine-tuning. I have a rescue horse in training right now, and when he is out, then I may take this new one and have him evaluated and fine-tuned, along with myself getting some much needed lessons.