So I was just reading another thread on here about joining up and horses that don't respect there owners and it got me thinking. HOW
do you REALLY
know your horse respects you? I just got my guy 2 weeks ago and I'm sure to him, I'm known as "the treat lady." But the other day I went out to his pasture and was just feeding him treats and he lowered his head to me and started chewing/grinding his teeth. (he didnt have any food in his mouth) I know I have seen around that that is a sign that a horse is comfortable with you and respects you. Now my question is what are the signs to look for? Ex. Chewing, lowering head, inner ear toward you. My horse was never abused but was never given much attention so when I first got him home he would walk away from me alot in the pasture when I went out to get him but now he follows me like a puppy. So, what are signs to look for when a horse respects you or "gives in" to you?
Sorry if im a tad off topic! I thought this would be a good thread for people to take note from!