First Horse I've owned. Kicking problem?
I just got my first horse, a beautiful QH palomino gelding. He got him for free off of my fiancée's friend and the poor guy was half starved. We have had him for around four months now and he has been a very gentle easy going horse, despite the neglect we rescued him from. He is broke, handles great, reins well, not spooked easily with ropes or anything like that. Lets you handle his feet just fine. But today when I went out to mess around with him a little bit, he was acting just fine then all of a sudden ran out ahead of me and kicked once. I think he was doing so trying to play, but I almost took a hoof to the head. It was starting to get cloudy out and fixing to rain and I know that when it rains he starts getting rambunctious. Might this have any reasoning behind his behavior? I am hoping that someone with more knowledge on horses and their behavior might be able to give me some advice. Is this behavior I should be worried about and what should I do if it happens again?