2. When do you think it is not appropriate to physically discipline a horse with your body ?
My story that I wrote on an ipad.. See if you can make sense of it lol
I have to be honest here about physical discipline so ill tell my story, I had not been kicked for the over 5 years around horses. A week ago I was picking out a horses feet, one that I hardly ride and the horse is not mine. He kept moving his foot aroundandout but I refused to let go, so he kicked me and it hardly hurt compared to the kicks I see on youtube ect (only had a bruise) did not die lol. I got really angry and punched him on the meaty side of his leg and he danced around a bit so, I just untied him and made him move his behind away from me in a circle and than put him to relax where I tie him up (didnt want him to not like tying up). I didn't punch him as hard as horses kick each other in the paddock. And he wasn't terrified of me touching the exact area I hit him. So this girl told me of and said it was not fair on the horse Blah blah and than said ill show you and took the horse (i just let her even know im in charge of the horse at that time) She just made him stand and than, tied him up and went to pickup his foot and yea he was fine didn't move his foot around. (i thinkshe was expecting him to do his usual move foot around). Any ways I picked up his foot after that because I was putting hoof oil on,and he didnt move his foot at all ! I really think that physical punishement works ! I discussed this with this horses owner and she said yea, he needs punishment for that and what I did was good.
And she also said to not let that girl tell me of and that its her horse, and she shouldnt be doing that ! Any ways I knew that the owner would b fine about, how I hit her horse.
So yea my opinion is that its ok to hit a horse, if they have done something worth being hit (horse showing aggression, dominance) and aslong as you don't hit them with a whip or some sort of object to make them afraid of it.And off course the horse has to understnd why they have been hit, and most definitely depends on the horse and if they need that sort of punishment. And I thinkit is good to give them a warning before you hit them, like pretending to kick them, showing whites of eyes and posture because they might get the message you want to give them, so you don't have to hit them.