Originally Posted by bnayc
I am going to try again in June to buy him from her. When he charged me in the pasture my other horse actually ran up and protected me. I immediately went to the barn and grabbed a lead line with a chain and brought him to his stall. I gave him a few firm pulls with the chain, then made him stand with his head down for about 5 minutes. It may sound silly but making him stand like that actually works well for vini.
You're not much better than she is!
He charged you in the pasture so you shoved him into a stall, yanked him around with a stud chain and then forced him to stand with his head yanked down. Horses live in the "here and now". He has NO CLUE that you yanked him around and tortured him because he charged you, he'd forgotten that long before you made it to the barn to get his lead line.
If a horse is acting inappropriately, you have to fix it then.... once they have stopped the behavior, you can't punish them for it because they have zero clue why you are punishing them. My horse charged my trainer, she picked up the nearest available object which happened to be a big ol heavy cone and beaned him square in the butt. He never charged her or anyone else again! He was mid-charge when he got beaned so he got the idea... oh... she doesn't like it very much when I am charging and I get an owie!