Update on denny
Since I had denny back from the last trainer. I have been trying different things to overcome his field aggression. I have NOT used the e-collar.
Saying that I have made it a goal to make sure I am leader/boss at ALL TIMES. I am to eat first if I want the hay or grain. If he or any other horse who tries to step into me while I am near grain or hay will be punished until they back up. Not with hand but with lunge whip and lead and plastic bag. "(kind of looks like scary ninja) and it is working alittle.
Since I was chasing them all away from the food when I put it out I have been established as a form of leader when I am there in the field. Since doing this for 2 weeks straight denny has calmed abit when I enter the field. He does not initially put his ears back. He just waits and watches to see what I am doing. If I am to catch him I catch all the other horses first. No big deal only 3 before him. :( but it is working. Once all of them are out I go in with a bucket with a little grain. He stands and waits for me. I put the halter on then put bucket on ground let him eat a bite then proceed to lead him out. After a few weeks of this as well, I could walk up to him with a bucket and 2 treats inside and catch him no problems with no ears pinning or charging.
Well even with his progress (or what I presume as progress) I have still sent him to a trainer. (the last trainer) and I have told him of what I have been doing and such. He says he will continue on that path and see if it works. And slowly workout the bucket factor.
I dropped him off on sunday and I already miss the brat. I hope this works I would really like to not lose him as I have finally found a slight solution to this aggression.
Have a good day everyone :)