There is this horse my sister rides, he's a 9 year old TB. He has this thing when you go near him he'll flatten his ears back and flare his nostrils at you. He looks like he will attack you any second, but he doesn't. Also if you walk by his stall he will charge at the door with his ears back, nose out, looking like he will bust through the door and bite you.
Never have I or any one been bit or kicked or attacked by him. He is actually a really sweet horse. But if I didn't know him, I would be really scared of him, and never go near him.
My sister and I were trying to figure out why he does this. She was thinking maybe because he such a nervous/hot horse it's kind of like defense mechanism. He is really tense, I never really seen him completely relaxed. If you pat his neck it feels rock solid because he is so up tight.
I was just wondering if anyone has any idea as to why he would act like a mean horse. Is there anything that can be done to fix it. He is going to be advertised to be sold soon, and if I was a buyer I would be scared of him, because he just looks mean.