I am interested in buying a young colt who has a few behavioral problems. Most of them come from being separated from his mother too early, and also never even seeing another horse. The other issue is his ignorant know-it-all of an owner (for more info, see my other post: Adopting a foal
What is the best way to stop a 9 month old horse from kicking? He does this to everyone but me. That is part of the reason I like him, he is quite a bit nicer to me haha. I've seen him do it, and I'm pretty sure he is just playing. He isn't exposed to any horses, so he hasn't learned through play that kicking hurts.
In this video, he shows something similar. Here, his way of playing with me is showing off, with his kicks and charging. He has never tried to actually hurt me. On the other hand, everyone else that comes near him gets charged. Adopting a foal
How could I stop this? If I buy him myself, I'm definitely going to expose him to more horses, but until then, he is by himself. Is there anything I can do that will help, without relying on other horses to put him in his place?
He respects me as his leader (not his owner and the ignoramus trying to adopt him though), and telling his other two owners the best way to be dominant is useless. Believe me, I've tried.