I saw a thread kind of like this, but it is a totally different situation so I hope you don't mind that I made a new thread.
Well, I got a new horse last sunday (the 25th). He is great. He is happy, loves attention, and we get along so well already. But, he pins his ears pretty often. He has never showed any signs of aggression, he just pins his ears. But he only does it when he is moving? It is so weird. If I am standing there grooming him, the minute I ask him to walk, he does it without hesitation but he pins his ears. And when I lunge him, he really pins them.
But it is so weird. Yesterday I went out to check to see if the outdoor arena was dry, and had to walk through his field to get there. Without paying any attending to him, he trotted over to me and followed me the whole way to the arena and back to the gate. I didn't even touch him and he followed me, but he has his ears back the whole time!
I have never had a horse do this before, and I can't figure out why. I don't want him to be unhappy or in pain, but he doesn't seem like he is either. Is that just his personality? I remember I read an article on mares and debbie mcdonald said that brentine pins he ears when she wants debbie to come closer, so maybe his ears back doesn't mean something bad? does anyone have any ideas?
sorry for the bad pictures :(