Originally Posted by Bearkiller
I have a horse that like to get in my face. He is a big horse but it bothers me some. Mostly probably because I am a dog man and with dogs it's a sign of dominance. Is it the same with horses? He isn't being mean just gets right over the top of me. I am new to horses. Maybe this is normal. If so I could probably get used to it. I am more worried about my 7 and 6 year old children around him.
As with dogs, the true answer is, it depends.......it depends on the context and the intention. Just as with dogs you have to learn to distinguish between what you consider safe and what is not. But always remember that as with dogs, every animal has it's breaking point some just need pushing more than others, so never take risks with children and animals together. (kids are very good at pressing the wrong buttons)
When you say it likes to get in your face - what do you mean? There is a difference between the dog that wants to lick your face and the dog that thinks tries to dry hump you. They may both see overly friendly but they have very different meanings.