horse kicking at other horses while riding
I just got this TWH gelding back in Feb from a man I trust dearly on horses. I have bought a total of 3 awesome animals from him. This horse is a former 4yr 2 state champion in flatshod and comes to me as a 9yr old from having been on a farm with cows ridden by the farmers daughter. He is an awesome animal and I have enjoyed him from the start. Just what I like, forward moving, not spooky, great personality, seasoned horse. But....I am now having an issue with him kicking at other horses while I am riding him on the trails. And it comes out of nowhere, no time to react although now I really watch for it, but not even a ear flicker to tell. According to the man I bought him from, he never did this before nor while he had him prior to me bringing him to the farm and he rode him on about 6 trailrides...why would this horse start this all of the sudden and how can I get him to stop?
He could not have possibly done this in the showring and I do trust this man I got him from (who is like a father to me) when he tells me the horse did not do that prior to me getting him.