My 14.2hh 12 year old cob is quite rude, no manners. I have had him for 2 months now and he was handled a lot by an 11year old girl who I feel let him get away with a lot.
When I groom him he moves around a lot, I think this is more to look at the other horses as he likes to see them when they are in the field, also I am getting the saddle checked as he moves about when I am putting it on.
When I am with him in the field poo picking or whatever, he trys to bite me. He always expects treats and trys to knock you and search your pockets.
Then I have a bit of trouble with the bridle he doesn't like it going over his ears and swings his head around.
When you are on his back you would not think he is the same horse, he is absolutely brilliant, he may just be seeing how much he can get away with as I am his new owner!! But I need help on how I can improve his manners, someone did suggest treats but I have stopped giving him them as he barges you for treats all the time when I used to give him a carrot. He has improved since I stopped if I do give him a carrot or something after a ride I do put it on the floor or in the bucket and then leave him to eat it.
All suggestions will be greatly appreciated!!!! Xxx