My husband allows all of our horses to rub their lips on him and nuzzle. He doesn't do more than brush them away when they take things out of his pockets - shirt or pants. He thinks it is cute. About six weeks ago he was trying to get one of the colt's attention and not paying attention to the horse next to him that was "affectionately" nuzzling him and low and behold we end up in the ER because this horse took a big bite out of his abdomen. 6 weeks later hubby is still in pain and the healing process is going very slow. Lots of soft tissue as well as muscle damage and a resulting hernia that will have to be surgically fixed. Mother in Law thinks it is cute to "give kisses" right on another one of my mare's mouth and let her rub her lips over her face. This mare has already taken chunks out of various articles of clothing and left serious bruises from biting on Father in Law. No amt of asking, begging or pleading with them to stay out of the pasture has helped. No matter the size horse not funny but this is a draft that is a serious one person horse with ATTITUDE and has NO respect for anyone other than me at this point. The entire reason I have her is because I raised and trained her, worked and showed her for her owner. She wasn't mine. I raised and trained many of this person's drafts. When I left Tx to move here after marriage this mare turned on her new handlers and she was delivered to my door with only the request for me to pay for transport. They know this. They know one of the handler's was hospitalized. As there have been repeated warnings given and she has seen the damage to her husband all I can do is shake my head. She tells enough people the horse is hers I hope it stands up in court if she does ever get seriously bitten and she then decides the horse really is mine. When I had this particular horse in Tx there were plenty of other horse people she respected but here this family thinks of my drafts as loveable "gentle" giants and treats them as pets. This mare thinks of them as door mats - something to tromp all over and like a puppy pick up and throw around. Long story short NO TEETH. For me that means no lips as well.