Whatever a horse practices, he becomes skilled at. He gets better at turning his behind toward you if he practices. He will grow better at being courteous and constantly turning to face you if he practices. I have a phrase about it: "When a horse performs anything once, it puts a seed in his mind." Turning his back on you is a choice horsemen make by not correcting their horses when they misbehave. It is up to them to keep control of their mounts or not. If a rider doesn't want his or her horse to turn its back, then he or she should correct the horse when it starts to act up.
The more a horse is used, the more likely he is to behave badly when you aren't watching. That's why it is important to always watch your horse's behavior. Don't let him get away with bad manners! If you see your horse turning his back on you, immediately stop the practice by using your voice or a whip. Tell him what he has done and give him a reward for behaving properly. This will help prevent your horse from ever turning his back on you again.
If you forcefully push his head away or press or tap on his chest to rouse him awake, a well-behaved horse will quit this behavior. Horses who are misbehaving may just utilize this behavior to invade your space and express disdain. Don't touch or force the head away from you -- that's likely to cause more problems than it solves.
When your horse pushes his head against yours in order to get your attention, this is known as "head-butting." Head-butting can be playful or aggressive. If your horse is playing hard to get, he'll probably do it again if you keep ignoring him. But if your horse shows any sign of aggression, head-butting him away should stop him from doing it again.
Horses that are not being handled properly are more likely to use their heads to tell people how they want things done. If your horse pulls on his reins or tries to pull you over by grabbing the bridle or bit, this is a sign that he needs training in some form of control.
Otherwise, his head-pulling could be a sign of pain or anxiety. If you suspect that your horse is sick, call your veterinarian immediately so that she can diagnose his condition before trying to engage him in anything other than soothing care.
Your horse will respect you if he likes and trusts you. When a horse likes you, he will follow your direction, which is also a gesture of respect. Some horses will even follow their owners around the property. When a horse follows you, they are putting their confidence in you to look after them. This means that if your horse respects you, he should like you.
It is important to note that not all friendly horses are willing to work with humans. You need to be able to recognize a friendly horse from one who is not. A friendly horse may try to get close to you or even try to kiss you. Only take food from friendly horses as a sign of respect. Other types of behavior such as kicking or biting indicate that the horse is not friendly and should not be fed. Even though they might appear friendly, don't let horses near you that are acting aggressive.
It is important to understand that horses are very social animals and usually want to connect with other horses. This is why they will often listen to you when you talk about other horses. If you see another rider or driver on the property, call out to the horse to show you are not afraid or uncomfortable with their presence. This demonstrates that you have control over your environment, which can make others feel comfortable enough to do the same.
Horses also learn by example. If someone at the farm treats their horse badly then that horse will also be treated badly.
Instead, shout his name or make some noise, and wait until he turns his head or otherwise demonstrates that he's paying attention to you before approaching. Turned around If your horse's ears are directed backward but not pinned, it usually signifies he's listening to something behind him and choosing whether to flee or turn around and investigate the sound. The action of turning one's head is referred to as "earning."
If your horse has his ears pinned back, they're probably telling you that something scares him. This may be because of a past experience with someone or something, or maybe he just doesn't like loud noises. Either way, it's best to avoid scaring him even more by approaching him without warning.
The first thing to do if your horse's ears are turned forward or pinned back is to ensure that nothing dangerous is near him. Horses will always listen for predators even if they don't show it by moving their heads or kicking off of the ground. So if something scary is nearby, he might not be showing it in what we can see of his face, but that doesn't mean he isn't afraid.
Next, try calling out his name or making some other kind of noise to see if this causes him to move. If he does, great! You've found something that doesn't scare him, so there's no need to approach further.
The most common reason for a horse tossing its head is irritation. He tries to move forward, but his rider has a strong grip on his face. Head-tossing is usually caused by the rider. You give your horse something to depend on and struggle against when you pull on him with both hands in a hard backward draw. The harder you pull, the more he will toss his head.
If your horse throws his head up frequently, it may be due to pain. He is trying to tell you that something irritates him about your riding style. For example, if you are not giving him enough space when you ride side-by-side, then he will keep throwing his head up to warn you away from him.
Another reason for head-throwing is fear. If you push him too hard and he gets scared, he will do everything he can to make you stop.
Still another reason for head-throwing is boredom. If you ride the same route every day, then your horse will get bored and will try to attract your attention by tossing his head.
Last, but not least, is anger. If you hit or kick your horse, then he has every right to be angry with you. However, if you use your hands on him often and hard enough, he will start feeling threatened and will try to get rid of this threat by tossing his head.