Thanks for the replies
English Rider he is 8, and all the tack is the same as he's been using for almost 4 months.And we took the horse to get fitted for the saddle.Not that Im ruling it out, its just weird because its a new vice.
We both need to do lots of ground work w/ both boys.I agree w/ that.
G&K I don't think it was his boot, because hubby tried(made the motion of lifting his foot to stirrup, made no contact)getting on and his back leg raised and did a funny frontward motion.At the time we couldnt figure out what he was doing, until later on the trail hubby got off and he did kick him when remounting.
I use a chair or whatever to get on, Im too heavy and older and can't lift myself easily and don't want my weight hanging on my horses side for any length of time.
Just today on our ride hubby broke a twig off a bush to have in hand if he tried to kick him, it seemed to work.He made the horse know he had it too.
Most importantly(almost forgot) when saddleing this horse, saddle just sitting on his back, nothing strapped, Jim was reaching for the cinch under his belly and he tried to kick.I had to go around the other side and hand it to him.
Its so puzzling because this horse never did anything but toss his head before while being saddled(need to break that too)but this kick thing is new.
We are new riders and I know there can be many things come up and many answers, just want some to start with.Thanks again.