I'm reselling my new horse back to it's previous owners. He puts his ears back and is very agressive towards me. They said they hit him and he behaves. So I tried, only giving him a light tap and ever since then he has tried to kick me several times.
When he is not nervous looking and putting his ears back, he looks like he is drugged up. He seems slow and always looks like he is half asleep. Is it possible that the previous owners may have hit him a lot and it has broken his spirit?
I'm new to horses but I always thought that you are never supposed to hit them.
I think that when your horse is acting slow or sleepy he is "checking out" he is leaving you mentally and just isnt there anymore. Horses can do that alot and I've seen it more in horses that have been abused. Like mine.