Lick, lick, lick, he just hangs out and will lick me till I'm covered with slobber. Do baby horses do this type of behavior? My horse is twelve and very attached to me. Sometimes he licks my bare hand, sometimes it is my blue jean covered knee, so I don't think it's the salt. What is he doing? Is he just telling me he likes me, or is it a throw back to some wild behavior?