Im NOT ok at all with my horse being dangerous me or anyone else. If I DO smack him or anything he loses his friggin marbles and gets worse. I would rather take the more sympathetic approach than escalate things. Control is NOT a good word to use with horses. Do we really control 1000 lb animals? Heck no. They choose to cooperate with us. You think you can win a physical fight with an animal that can kill you in the blink of an eye without a rifle? Double no. Its not my fault the horse is this way. I have only had him a year. I knew nothing of his issues with the vet until after the sale and after I fell in love with him because the previous owner decided to tell me last minute.
I guess we fundamentally disagree from this and your other post.
I disagree with you, I treat my horse with respect, I can tell you I only whopped him once when he charged at me when I first bought him. I've never had to do it since. But I will.
If I don't need to, I don't and won't. I am not a horse beater, but heck if I have a 1000lb animal trying to hurt me, you bet your dollar I will hurt him.
And "knocking the snot" out of a horse that is already scared crapless of the vet will only serve to confirm his fears instead of having him see that the vet isn't all that bad
Your choices, keep going as you are, and have a dangerous horse that you are asking for advise about, you can keep posting about that as the horse gets worse, or you can listen to what most people are telling you. Are you an Natural Horsemanship person?
I am not saying tie your horse to a tree, and just beat it. I don't do that, but if my horse does something to threaten my safety, I go at him, worst voice and arms in the world. He is off when I do that, in fear. I don't think that's a bad thing, he could kill me if he wanted to. If I am mad, I shouldn't be saying bad boy, he should know it, feel it.