I mean, it just sort of bugs me that I had to slap them to get them to behave right, it makes me feel like I'm a bad horsewomen, even if smacking a draft horse on the shoulder doesnt really hurt them that much, I mean its not like I would whip them. That's why I'm so happy at my new barn, I've never had to be aggressive with any of the horses there, ever, even if I only ride with one horse, its not like my old barn, I don't know all the horses there and I don't work with them. So maybe I've broken my habit, but I think what Im really asking is,
Whats the best way to discipline a horse, and work on fixing their bad habits? And what should I keep in mind for myself?