Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Northern Michigan
OP, I think what Phly meant was, "No more hugs and kisses" immediately - When greeting your horse at the gate/pasture/stall, etc. if your horse is that agressive, then a firm yet gentle hand/voice is needed right away to remind him of his place. After respect is succesfully gained, of course hugs and kisses can follow - Please remember this is a huge animal weighing 1,100 lbs, and whether we like to think of it or not, we could be killed instantly if things go wrong. Your horse will not think you're "mean" if you handle him firmly and withhold the nuzzles until after. He'll be more like, "Hey, she's my leader, and I respect her!".