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    11-29-2012, 09:30 AM
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Though I will agree that taking a whip or a good hefty stick in with you is a good idea but I have to tell you that though this has worked for me with horses that were 'trying it on' on one occasion when we had a DIY livery (part board) horse on the yard I worked at that other owners were complaining about it totally ignored the whip and flattened me, I'm not sure what would have happened if the other horses hadnt got upset and galloped off distracting him from me on the ground
The best thing that can be safely done with a horse like this is to remove it from the others and keep it in a small paddock on its own until its learnt how to behave around people - the BO had a duty of care to the owners on her yard
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    11-29-2012, 12:02 PM
^^ Yup-there are those who seem to find it their personal challenge when you have a whip, and has been said-they up the ante. For those-there is no whip big enough. Sorry, but true. There ARE truly dangerous horses out there that will never respect a whip, or a person, no matter what you do. For those-there are few options, unfortunately.
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    11-30-2012, 05:34 AM
Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop    
My BOs aggressive gelding has gotten one up over my fiance. The horse run him out of the pasture one day. He won't go back in. I was standing there watching and he was yelling at me to help,but I was too far to do anything. I yelled at him to punch him in the chest or shoulder, but he wouldnr do it. I'm sorry but if I have no whip, and a horse is pushing me, I have no problem using my limbs to get them to back off.
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I had no problems using my limbs either as the gelding we had did the same thing to me so I thumped him on the nose and the rump as he went past. I suggested something noisy as some people don't want to hit there horses. Which might I add is sometimes the only thing that will stop there behaviour. In saying that I am not saying go out and abuse your horse I'm saying that some horses just need a thump on the nose to say "look here I'm in charge." Like for example if my horses decide that they think I'm a chew toy they get a smack on the nose and usually that is the end of that behaviour. If anyone has an issue with what i've said then i'm sorry you feel that way. I am against animal abuse. Also there is a fine line between abuse and discipline, and to me a smack on the nose is discipline not abuse. Abuse is something that traumatise an animal.
    11-30-2012, 05:38 AM
Just realised that my last post might have sounded b****y and its not meant that way.... I was just agreeing with your post outoftheloop :)
    12-01-2012, 05:59 AM
CattieD, no worries, I think most agree with you = big difference between abuse and a smack. And you're right that some people will never hit so yes, loud and scary do indeed help in that scenario.

We moved last night, so I'm whipped today. I'm heading up this morn so I can be there when jazzy gets turned out for first time. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts!
    12-01-2012, 07:31 AM
Let us know how it goes!
    12-01-2012, 10:34 AM
I was watching the BO feed her aggressive one last night, she walked into the gate, played his food down, he rushed her, and she punched him right in the chest. Now I don't feel so bad for. Hasing him around with the lunge whip lol.
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    12-02-2012, 05:35 AM
Thats good let me know how it all goes :)
    01-25-2013, 03:30 PM
You have a dominance problem, not only with you but with the entire heard, but the fix is very simple.

Get the owner to move him to a paddock with no other horses in it since he seems to be an BIG negative influence on the other heard members.

I'm sure that the owners of the other horses will be glad you did this since he will probably do the same thing to them as he did to you.

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