Can you be sued for your salty, crabby, emotional Mare?

I shared a story with a fellow blogger recently about our mare Bella, who meets the stereotypical perspective of (the not so positive) sides of a mare: touchy, easily annoyed, opinionated, and petulant.
We will literally love Bella to death; she is a beautiful girl, and a gorgeous mover.  We are so fortunate to have had her in our lives for the past 10 years, and hope we have another 10 with her.
However, those who know Bella agree that for all her positive traits, she can be a bit of a grouch to other horses.

Can having a horse, known to have a grouchy side, give rise to a legal liability?
In the world of dog bite laws, there is more or less a "one bite rule," where if a dog has never before bitten anyone, and the owners had no reason to know that a dog would bite a person, then the owners would (usually) not be held liable.

Source: CowgirlDiary.com addresses correcting horses that bite
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Milt Toby wrote an interesting blog post on whether the "one bite rule" applies to horses, and he concluded that in some states at least, it does.
In a Connecticut case the judge held:
"The owner of a horse, classified as a domesticated animal, is only liable to an injured plaintiff if the owner had actual or constructive knowledge of the horse’s propensity to attack other animals or people." 

Personal injury law varies according to whether the property owner owed a duty to the injured party.
For example, a landowner doesn't owe as many duties to a trespasser as he would to someone invited onto the landowner's property.

It's hard to know what a judge or jury would consider "propensity to attack," or "violent propensity of the horse."
Many horses get worried when other horses get too close to their food.  If a child feeding treats or grain to horses in a paddock or over a fence and his hand is bitten by a horse known to be jealous or greedy around food, would the horse owner be liable?

Frankly, you never want to even be in the position where you have to defend yourself- such as having to argue a victim assumed the risk of injury of harm, or that the victim provoked the horse.

While the laws are not completely clear, and vary according to state, if the horse that we know to be grouchy or needy at times has never bitten (or intentionally kicked) any human or any horse or animal (or attempted to), then it is likely the horse does not have a 'propensity for harm.'

Source, The Equinest, "Horses in Motion" post

Takeaway: always be safe and smart, never allow non-expert horse people handle higher-maintenance performance horses (or ornery ones); feed food aggressive horses far from other horses; and have zero tolerance for aggression (i.e., if a horse is a kicker, tie a red ribbon in his tail when with others, and at home teach him kicking is unacceptable; find a great article here on kicking and correction).

I know that mares are given a hard time for stereotypical mare behavior, but I cannot end this post without firmly stating that many mares have highly desirable levels of sensitivity, patience, work ethic, and wisdom.
(And of course, the above discussion applies to geldings as well!)