We have had our lovely fat little coblet (first pony ever) for about 4 weeks now. He is kept on a fantastic yard on full livery and is turned out every day with a small herd of geldings. Yard owners have had no problems with him. Me neither until today! wenbt to catch him with bucket of feed. lots of ears back and bum turning. and then cow kicked catching me in my thigh. It really hurts. I was so shocked I didn’t react towards him (wish I had slapped him with the lead rope). right after that he reared up at a nearby horse. I perservered and got the headcollar on him and brought him in, but didn’t ride him. he was also really pissed off with me in the stable - ears, bum, etc. trying to work out how to approach things tomorrow. the other horses were crowding us when I was trying to catch him - could this be it? could it be the treats in the bucket? I have been usijng apples but last couple of times he snatched them and ran off ... the yard owenrs also find him difficult to catch but he hasn’t tried it on with them. should I take a long whip tomorrow? harrass him until stands still? leave it for a few days? I’ve heard of new pony horrors and I know it is early days, but I want to nip this in the bud and have him trust and respect me. the yard owners say he is really smart so I don’t wany him to get ideas stuck in his head. he is a great little ride and is really starting to listen to me. sorry for long post. this is such a kind forum ( this is my first post) Thanks !!