Originally Posted by Get up and go
No, he is not a kicker. When I first got him he threatened to kick strangers, but also the guy who I bought him from. And I wanted to get after him more but it just rained and it was exremely muddy.
I am not sure you realize that a horse that threatens to kick strangers is a kicker. I mean, in his heart.
I have to routinely go and get my horse out of a bunch of 12 or so, and sometimes they are all around the feeding troughs. I have to go in amoungst them and get mine. Not one will threaten to kick me. One of them has, in the past, but I have made it my mission a couple of times to be his worst nightmare, just for a bit. If he swings even slightly that butt my way, he gets the stink eye from me so fast.
A horse shouldn't even THINK of kicking. Even THINKING of kicking is about as bad as kicking. Never to be excused or passed over.