Originally Posted by Melissa1984
my dad corrected her in a very nice way by fussing at her and telling her that was not acceptable and clapping really loud like a trainer told us to do but Im willing to accept other ways of disipline
I'm sorry, your trainer told you to clap at your horse as a way to correct? I'm not sure how sensitive your horse might be, but clapping might
get my horse to look at me and move a way a little bit if she is in a playful mood. I have yet to meet a horse who understands being "fussed at" either. In a herd setting, if a horse kicks out at one who is dominant to them (and humans should ALWAYS be dominant) the gets either a reciprocal kick or run off of the space they were in.
Pregnant might be an acceptable excuse in the human world to turn into a brat or worse, but when it comes to a horse, they can be as grumpy as they like, so long as they are still obedient.