Hey guys, this isn't really a problem, I was just wondering if anyone had thoughts or suggestions about my horses behaviour. It's not nasty behaviour, I'm simply curious. Today I went and sat in my horses paddock, waiting for it to cool down before I rode. He watched me for a while, curious as what I was doing and then wandered over and stood and "played with me". He kept yawnning and holding his mouth slightly open to my arm, then he'd lick the salt from my sweat off my arm, then yawn again. He nipped me once, but he is a very good boy and very seldom does this. Then he'd move and his head and rest it on my back and then shoo the flies from his leg and just stand there, yawn, move his head and open his mouth at my arm, in the end we were just standing there. I think we just sat and stood for half an hour. Is this a social/ respect/ friendship thing? He didn't have his ears flat back, so I don't think he was annoyed at my presence of being there. But his ears are a little bit back, but I think this is just how he rests, he often looks grumpy. I was sitting on his feed bin, but when I sit on the grass in the paddock he does the same thing. I noticed that when he has another horse, he does much the same thing, just standing there, I dunno about the nipping thing though. I want to know if it's an invasion of space thing, or he is being dominant over me, or a respect thing, any ideas?