DriftingShadow - my former horse, Red, was purchased as a yearling at the Louisiana Breeders Sale. Margaret gelded him immediately but she said he was pretty dang snotty. He kicked at her one day - I don't think he connected but Margaret doesn't play.
She put him in a round pen and gave him a whoopin' with a bullwhip. Dashing Big Red decided that kicking at Margaret or otherwise being snotty with her would get his butt in a serious sling.
Red was a pretty smart boy and pretty much cut out all of that foolishness and was the sweetest horse anyone could have ever wanted to be around.
I got hurt 4 years ago on a run away crazy horse I was trying (
didn't buy that one) and after that I was a sissy around horses. I wouldn't have bought either of the three horses I have purchased since then if they had been even inclined to kick or bite. Momma don't play