Originally Posted by Kiviknon
Your horse doesn't like being treated with respect? We may have bigger problems...
I tend to just spend time with them and look for opprotunities to give them what they want without it spoiling them. My older gelding LOVES to be scratched so I like to scratch him after he is fed sometimes. Now when he comes out from the stall he looks at me with ears forward with a hopeful look, "scratches, please?" I love it.
I also like to walk them around the property into new areas they don't normally have access to. It's nice that they look to me for comfort when approaching something new and scary.