Yesterday, while my 4 yo gelding was eating, I approached him and he laid his ears back. They were touching his neck. I knew this was an aggressive body language. I ignored it, walked away, & walked back up to him. Same thing, again he laid his ears back. He never tried to snap at me. I did the same thing, petted him on the neck, walked away & walked back up to him.
He's never done this before. I was wondering why he would start this. He doesn't like me messing w/ his head while he's eating. Is this common? He is a stubborn horse & needs a firm hand but he's never been mean towards anybody. Likes to be petted & loved on. He's the first one to come to ya out in the field.
After 5-6 times of me walking away & walking back up to him, I just petted him on his neck, he stopped laying his ears back. When I feed him this morning, he didn't lay his ears back as aggressive as he did last nite.
What do you think?