Attachment or not, it is a way how a horse has taught you to cease your commands. My gelding tries the same thing - when lunging, he tries to come to me and stretch out his nose in a friendly manner. At first, when I lacked experience, it seemed cute, but soon enough I had trouble to lunge him at all, because he would just try coming into my space! And quite logically, of course - look from the horses' viewpoint: "When I come into her space, she stops applying pressure on me, therefore, coming to her is what she asks!/is what I have taught her!" ;)
I have come a long way, to surrender my shadow to the shadow of my horse.
Last edited by Saranda; 12-28-2011 at 04:35 AM.