I think a lot of horses left their manners at home with the wind... I am just glad my girl wasn't one of them I actually wasn't meaning to have a go at the horses kicking - just saying my poor girl for being picked on by not one but two horses at her very first show LOL. Your boy was far enough away that he wasn't ever really going to get her (although he was going backwards at the same time) and I don't know that it was even her that he was kicking at, more that she was there. I couldn't believe it when I saw the judge walk up behind him and grab his tail though! I actually thought he was quite refrained in his reaction to that! The mare got a lot closer but luckily I was keeping an eye on her so moved my girl just before she launched.