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