I understand that rubbing on him when I want to and rubbing when he wants to can be confusing. That is why I am asking for help if the two can happen independently of each other. My boy is VERY pushy with food, he gets NO food as treats. His biggest reward with his previous owner and with me has been lovin' not treats or food. I don't want to take this from him if I don't have to. I think I will try being stronger with him when insisting he NOT rub on me first before I take away rubbing altogether.
Has anyone else had a horse whose primary source of positive reinforcement was lovin' and not food??? I know you are out there!