Originally Posted by LeahKathleen
Perhaps he didn't deserve to be kicked in the face...
If you read more closely, you'll see that I don't think he deserved to be kicked in the face either. I don't condone a horse kicking, but we all know that horses are unpredictable. That's why I always teach every young horseperson I encounter not to approach a horse from the rear, and certainly don't do so in a frightening, unnessesary manner. Any horse can become spooked and kick out - not that they should, but you should still know better than to create a situation that could possibly cause the horse to feel threatened.
Anyway, my two cents.