You "hate whips" but will " I quietly take out the baling wire,
unfold the first fold, jerk the lead-rope 2 or 3 times hard and I whack his shoulder 5 or 6 times
while I yell "Back!" at him. I will spank his shoulder until he backs up 20 steps or more
. It works. He will listen. His ears will come up.
Please tell me how baling WIRE is better than a whip??
Sorry, but I feel that is cruel and unusual punishment.