Originally Posted by redape49
I am currently working on correcting his behavior, but the point was I told him to wait, so for him not following directions that was his mistake. If your going to go under a 1000+ lb animal when I specifically told him to wait for that reason, that's HIS FAULT not mine nor the horses. There is no visible wound, but his face is tender and when I put a halter on him he is tilting his head to the right like he is trying to get the pressure of the halter off of that area. I wanted to start him on a hackamore, but that's going to have to be put on hold now. I agree with the elbow in the face etc when biting/nipping, but hitting your horse with objects like that isn't cool. It would be a tad different if I had not given him specific directions to wait and told him why he needs to wait. I would have had him all tied up and ready, but he showed up a little earlier than expected so I wasn't all prepared.
I think you might be misunderstanding. Your $30 an hour isn't much, especially when that has to pay for his off work injury time.
How do you have any idea what his schedule is for the day? Let's say I am super nice and you are in the right - you want to ride, you can see where he arrives from where you are riding, you can be back there in a few minutes - well then you should have set up the hay net on your time not his.
It's your issue that your horse bites, and I suspect we will see more posts from you about finding a farrier when the next one has a reaction WITH YOU before leaving. Will you pay his two weeks earnings when he can't work because your horse needed a hay net?
Purlease!!!!! Train your horse and stop blaming everyone else. Will it next be a child who should not have walked up to your horse because your horse needed x y z before having any manners?