Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
It can be a learnt behavior,
Pride when we bought him hated men and would attack any male that went near him. This was a trust issue because a man had cornered him in a stable and beaten him with a yard brush a few times. It took us a few years but he will now allow men near him and is quite cuddly with my father and brother.
Reeco gets very very affectionate (cuddles up, plays with my coat, grooms my hair etc) at certain times of my cycle and only ever seems to play up then. He is very deffinatly responding to smell and body language but perticularly smell. Wearing any strong perfumes round him has him reacting the same so I'm inclined to believe it is a smell thing.
Beau Baby - that is an old wives tale. If you look at horses in the wild it is the alpha mare who controls the herd, she quite often tells the stallion off or tells him what to do.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT