I was dumbfounded, and for a while had no idea how this idea had sprouted. I asked a couple of my friends, and it turned out that one of the younger volunteers from the ranch had seen me smack my gelding with a crop when he pushed into me.
Now I am not exactly small, but nor am I going to let my horse think it's okay to push into me. I need him to be aware of where I am at all times and know that I am NOT about to get pushed around. And it's not like I beat him with the crop. All I did was give him a swift smack on the butt and say "Over!" ... To top it off, the incident she brought up happened several months ago.
But alas, these little kids think I beat my horse.... :roll: