Well, I went to see Chico today (see my thread "fitness program needed for horse"), just so we could get to know each other better. He's really very sweet, but when I put his halter/lead rope on him and led him around, he tried to lead me! It wasn't a scary kind of barging ahead - he wasn't doing it to be mean. He just would not match my pace and would get way ahead of me, and then when I pulled back on the lead to get him to slow down, he would turn in front of me instead! How do I get him to walk WITH me and let me lead him!? Of course, when I took the halter off, he followed me around the whole pasture with his nose to the back of my hand! Also, he has a habit of bumping you with his head, just playfully (he thinks), but enough to knock you off balance. How do I let him know that, even if that's acceptable with his owner, I don't want it done to me? He's really quite spoiled, but is a total sweetheart. I don't think he'll hurt me, but I don't want him trying to climb into my lap, either! He does know the meaning of "no" though, because the first time I said it to him, he shook his head and gave me that "how DARE you discipline me" look I think he and I will get along fine if I can figure out how to react when he does something I don't approve of. Especially since it seems his owner lets him do things that I was always taught not to let a horse do! Thanks!