Originally Posted by luvdogz
has he somehow learned that "small humans" give treats?
I'm sure you can teach your brothers how to handle this - will be good for the horse to learn to respect all sizes of humanoids. Also a good lesson for your brothers to learn how to handle a horse. Teach them to tap the horse gently on the nose as he comes toward them. It will get the horses attention without being rough.
No they never gave him any treats-at least not my littlest brothers who he likes to nip.
He respects my mom, my dad, and my older brothers.
And I don't view horses as cute and cuddley pets- I view them as powerful animals that have the ability to kill you if they decided to.