Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
Sounds like you are personifying a horse. Horse's don't do things to be nice. They do things they want to do and need to be told yes they can or no they cannot. It's a disrespect issue. Stop it before he slams you into a wall. Just a quick flick of your fingers to show him you are quicker than he is should do it. Be consistent. Either let him do it all the time or none. Nothing in between will work.
You know, in theory I agree. In practise, I fail at this. I think it's because Mac is capable of a middle ground, where he touches me with his muzzle to "connect" with me. He has gotten pushy on the ground and I have firmly rebuked him. And like I said, it would be smarter to disalow him any rubbing on me or snuffling me. But as long as he is pretty mellow about it, I admit to lettin him. When he starts to get too strong, I remind him to quit. I know, this is not good horsemanship. I confess!