I think the *right* kind of punishment is *nessesary*
Like my gelding..when he has to something he doesn't want to he will back up, move sideways, anything but walk forward.
If I give him a pop on the muzzle, he immediatly starts acting like the docile horese he was supposed to be.
And he actually gets into a good mood afterwards.
Proud ownser of..
Valiant Leader, 9 yr old 16.0hh OTTB gelding..
Yoki, 5 month old 27 " miniature stud..