Fred* (name changed to protect the large and fuzzy) is a curious case. Backed as a 3-year-old in draw reins and a chambon attached to less than ideal hands, he started sticking his tongue out. He’s now in his mid-teens, and he’s been doing it ever since.
Fred’s not helped by nature—he’s a funny cross, one of the ones you’d be surprised to learn wasn’t an accident, and he has a long back, a short, thick neck and a flighty temperament. But nurture has not done all it could to improve his shortcomings.