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    01-26-2012, 06:40 PM
another denny thread... i apologize

I don't need to earn my horses trust for respect... I need to prove to him I am alpha and will always be in order to have his respect. He loves to test and retest and does it everyday... which is fine now that I know what to expect and how to handle it.

I always have a lunge whip/or bat ready (and yes a baseball bat and for those who know of this on going problem understands and no I have not needed to use it)

He is getting better with a routine so there is no charging and rarely any ear pinning but there is still aggression behind his eye... you can see it and feel it depending on how the other horses are responding.

And I have already been able to move grain and bucket out of the picture but do have to reward with a treat still in a plastic baggy... which he is now getting when he meets me at the gate... so no more having to walk to him but him walk to me... a big plus I think

So any tips ... I think I am getting somewhere :)

Thanks in advance
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    01-26-2012, 06:57 PM
Since it's winter and we can't REALLY do our summertime riding stuff, I suggest that you daily test him for obedience. I'm cleaning around my 3 horses while they are in their stalls. The least obedient is Buster. Sometimes he's irritated when I pet his belly or his rump. Often I'll test the rump by touching him with my mucking shovel--it's called a grain shovel, with a big scoop. If he swishes his tail I give him a slap on the rump and say, "no." NOT loud, but consistant. Then I rub hard on his rump to reinforce my leadership.
I ask every horse to move when I need to clean where they are standing. They are eating while I do this. You are the head leader and the herd leader demands obedience, Especially at feed time. Usually I can say "over" and each will just move for me.
I'm not "working" anybody now, but next month I'll be adding the finishing touches to fixing Cup & Cakes's head shy/bridling problem, and I'll train him in his stall. Yes, you can hit your horse. The punishment must fit the crime. Both geldings are mouthy but they'd become really head shy If I socked them full force every time they try to grab my clothes or my shovel or the handles on my wheelbarrow! I can, however hit with a lot less force--mouthy horses have a deep seated bad habit. It won't disappear overnight. Also, they back on a verbal command. 5 minutes/day is usually sufficient.
I'd carry a shot crop with me working with Denny. He sounds defensive, but I'm sure he'll back down when he knows you mean business. =D
    01-27-2012, 11:10 AM
Thanks corporal will try that :)

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