Join Date: May 2010
Location: Northern California
Sounds like this horse thinks he's boss, If you want to gain his respect you should ask if you can lung him in a join up type style. If his owner is not gaining his respect his ego is running away with him. I would carry a lung whip or crop while in a pasture and smack him with it if he get too aggressive... If he were in a herd and he acted like that to a lead horse hed get his butt kick..BE THE LEAD HORSE.
And when he lashes out smack him either on the shoulder or the nose but not too hard of course, then rub him in the same spot so he knows he got womped for lashing out and not just because.
And when riding it he get pissy with another horse make him work harder turn him in the other direction, do circles, or you can use a crop to correct form the shoulder, every time he pins his ears swat him on the shoulder then rub him with it so he learns he's only getting hit for his behavior and don't just because.. but that could just piss em off and make more problems so be careful.
Just make sure that you ALWAYS desensitize with your tools and or body so he doesnt become afraid of them.
And He may have been abused but you can still use these techniques with out stirring up old memories, as long as you desensitize, and "join up" that is.
Don't breed, buy. Don't buy, adopt.
Last edited by farley; 02-07-2012 at 04:03 AM.