I find this interesting and it has made me think.
Tom, a big hunter I had in my charge, was a heck of a character. I had seen the damage he had done to a brand new cattle truck when he kicked the side making quite a hole in the wooden side.
There were times when he didn't want to come back inside. He would wait until you were near him, spin around, take off and double barrel at me. At no point was he ever in reaching range, it was a game to him and one I would play with him three times. After that, he had the halter wrapped across his butt and he would turn and walk to me.
With the youngsters they would, when in the loose barns, be excited at feed times and be messing around. When I entered they knew better than to keep charging around bucking and kicking. The would stop and wait politely. If one didn't then it got chased by me. Funny thing was that the others would stand in a huddle and not let the transgresser to join them until I stopped the correction.
Horses being caught would sometimes mess around and show off coming to me but, yards away they would stop and walk politely to be caught.
I rarely lunged the ridden horses, if I did they were allowed to have a buck and a kick at the start then they had to work.
Horses that have respect for the handler know where they stand, they should, by my thinking, be allowed to express enjoyment. I never got annoyed if they bucked for joy when ridden, it wasn't done to drop the rider, just to make sure they were awake! If they bucked to drop a rider, they were firmly corrected.