Originally Posted by Mel20
Heck I only give apples to the baby horses
First, I would be much less concerned petting an adult horse than a baby as far as avoiding the teeth. Many young horses can be mouthy little creatures- they aren't malicious horses, but all babies like to explore with their mouths! Not trying to scare you away from the youngsters, but it seems like baby animals of all species like to have their mouths on everything!
The best advice that I have is to spend your time interacting with horses that you know are good natured and gentle. If you can interact with a horse after seeing positive interactions between the horse and other humans it'll probably make you more comfortable. Just being around horses and watching them will cause you to learn more about them, their personalities, and how to predict any ill behavior. THIS knowledge and experience is the way to getting mroe comfortable around horses!