one thing i like with horses is every one of them is different personality. different in training. different in attitude. few things that horses all agree on.and thats food..water.and fear. i dont believe horses are ever mean. they dont have meanness in them. but when you run across one that is mean.or to pushy.or in your space where you do tend to get hurt. its owner falt. or previous owner fault.some where in there life some one has taught them to do things that hurts people. so with that knowlege. i just use what ever i have to. food..water.. even fear if there an aggressive horse. i got out of commercially training horses for that reason. the normal horse i got was about 10 .was well broke at one time.but owners spoiled them to where they are what people call mean. to get them over that. was way rougher then i tended to like being with them. but since horses arent mean. its pretty easy to keep them from getting over board where they might hurt you. lots of leayway
Yeah, I do take care when I am out in the group. I know which ones are trouble and which are not. But, I do bring a treat or two and of course, I know it's not kosher to do so. Yeah, gotta keep your head about you when you are in a group of horses and there's food about.
i call it bucket breaking my horses. so they would walk across burning flames to get there grain..lol.. just had a few get out the other morning and getting them back in with out a rope or halter was good.. the obstical course they had to navigate to get back was cute to watch. just make sure then dont push. nozzle you..lean on you.. any contact from them is not allowed for me. the stay a safe four feet away from me. good luck... ride safe.have a happy safe new years..great drawing..