Not sure if I'll ever get the "better" of Hero, ha ha. He hates head lamp lights, and so I have been tolerating some general grumpiness about it when I approach. Tonight, however, he swung his hind end around, and then he humped his butt up along with a hoof like "I could kick you."
I discovered something useful, which is that a body brush with a wooden base can be thrown effectively toward an offending rump, and be taken as a reprimand for kicking/threatening without having to approach said rump that could kick the snot out of you. The ability to throw gives us a level up from those creatures without hands...something Hero then had to take into consideration.
It did take two throws of the brush before Hero assumed a more appropriate posture and let me walk around with the light without protesting.