Originally Posted by usandpets
Even then it's still not the horses fault that we haven't taken more time to gain it's respect. Lacking respect means lacking in training, and that's our fault. Yes you want to correct it but not blame the horse.
I am going to disagree here.
There are horses that know exactly what to do to put their rider on the ground. I have a mare that does a very dirty shoulder drop. EVERY time one of my friends rides her, the friend ends up on the ground.
It's not nasty or harsh, friend does not get hurt and my mare stands there and I swear grins. Has nothing to do with respect. She simply doesn't want that friend riding her. I have another friend my mare has never tried the trick with.