Just Dream Chasin (Andy) - 2014 sorrel AQHA gelding
I need some advice. My horse will pin his ears when I groom him, put the saddle on, or blanket him. I groom and tack him in his stall for now (we are not allowed to use the wash rack, cross ties or tie rings because of COVID), and that's the only place he does it. He's even threatened to kick a couple of times. He doesn't do it when I adjust the saddle, tighten the cinch, lunging, or when I am riding him, so I can't figure out whether he is in pain or not. He is very sweet and gentle so it's upsetting and frustrating when he does this. Also, I'm not sure if this is relevant, but he has been going faster than usual when I ride him and I can't seem to slow him down. Could this entire situation be a lack of respect thing? Do I need to be doing more groundwork with him? Please give me all your input, I'm desperate!