Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel View Post
So if he's under saddle standing next to a horse without anyone giving any orders, he's fine?
But if you tie him to another horse, he'll chase that horse away and try to kick them?
What happens if you tie him in between two other horses (sandwiching) ?
He wont kick any horse when im sitting on him, he's nosey sometimes but doesnt think about kicking. If he's TIED beside another horse, and im not standing there close by, he will turn his butt putting the horse beside him at the end of his rope and lift his leg to fire. I havent tried putting him between two horses, just didnt want to risk someone elses horse! Haha
He is the top horse or 'boss' in the pasture with the rest so yes he is dominant and I also do agree with the person that said it is a space or insecurity issue too as well. This horse in particular is a worrier and gets worried/worked up moving around if im out of view for a second. He seems better behaved once he's rode and standing relaxing tied after a workout but that's not usually the case before an event. Seems as long as im standing there, he hasnt a care in the world about the horses beside him.
Its interesting, he's extremely careful around people even with my two year old son he wont move around when my son is in the pasture around him...he will even hold in a sneeze so he doesnt possibly do something wrong. He's extremely well trained, well mannered, easy to handle. I've trained this horse over the last 5 years and the problem with him kicking at other horses hasnt got worse persay, its just stressful when you have to plan out where to tie him at busy places all the time! I have got after him for it but he's too smart for his own darn good.
Thanks everyone for your input, he's coming 9 years old as well.