Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
^^ That isn't acceptable behavior. Whether he wants to play or not isn't the issue. Horses need to know their boundaries and rely on their owners - the alpha horse - to set them. What may seem like something cute at first, can quickly become a dangerous habit.
The way to stop it is to bob him on the nose as he reaches to lip you. Do it once, make it instantaneous, and yell at him at the same time. Do NOT bob him several times or wait to do it. After you've done it, just continue whatever you were doing as nothing has happened.
You need to teach your horse that he is not allowed in your space and that you are the herd leader - he needs to respect you as such.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.