I suppose this is the place to put this! Keep in mind please, 'I am posting for a friend'! We have a 7yo gelding. He has all of a sudden decided he would like to be the boss (which is certainly not on!!). He has never gotten away with anything since we have had him, always had 'firm' handling and everything always has to be done the handlers way. He has been a amazing pony for the last 9 months teaching his young rider many things and giving her lots of confidence though now he has decided that if you tell him off, he has to tell you off! Whether it be ears back, or threaten to kick you (lifting a leg (front or back) or kickiing to the side) He is a childs pony, she normally saddles him, lunges him, takes him to his stable etc etc, still does but now with someone by her side all the time! So we are stuck for ideas as how to get it through to him that we ARE still the boss and that he will not tell us off! Because as soon as he is growled out for doing something out of line he 'growls' straight back! Any ideas and advice would be much appreciated!