This is going to sound so weird, but I am honestly curious.
I got my horse about a month ago, and he has been hideously buddy sour. We could still go riding, but he's been a bit of a struggle.
Before I bought him, his previous owner (who is amazing, by the way) said that I maybe should invest in a crop, because he will sometimes stop and refuse to move and be quite stubborn about it.
I didn't buy a crop until this weekend. The first time I rode with it, I let Rebel play with it for a bit before we rode. He loves to hold things in his mouth.
Well, that ride was incredible. He did so well! We still had arguments, but he behaved sooo much better than he has been! I only had to use the crop once, and I didn't even really tap him. Do you think he knows I am caryying it?