Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: State of Confusion (SC)
I'd only add that if the horse is showing you that kind of disrespect, I would take a lunge whip into the field with me when I went. Just to reinforce the desire to move without getting in range of the hind feet. And keep him moving! Make him REALLY happy to stop. Always remember: You make the wrong thing hard and the right thing easy.
Go into the pasture prepared to stay for awhile. Bring water for yourself and shove some treats in your pocket for when the horse actually lets you catch him. If you do this right, you won't have to do it more than once. (Unless he's a real dunderhead. LOL)
I'm not a complete idiot--there are parts missing!
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