well I am shocked that no one called animal control on me last night.
I was doing some late training with my new green gelding and lets just say he is very smart and picks up on things quick but boy is he STUBBORN and LAZY!! and may I add he is VERY I mean VERY buddy sour :/
well any ways so first I did some ground work and then I got on him....this was only like his 2nd ride (with me) so I start off very slow and easy not to upset them or blow them up and he was doing good.
I was kinda just letting him get the feel of things and kinda leading him around but for the most part I was just letting him do whatever.
After a good thirty min of that I started working him.
All was going good until we got back around my mare then all he did was get as close to her as he could and then would not move.
I mean not an inch.
No matter what I did he would not flinch.
Kiss, kick, slap my leg, pop him with my hand, and much more kicking, still nothing.
I just so happened to be riding in my barrel saddle that has a leather over and under on the saddle horn so I used that as my motivation ,and boy did it work.
Just a little pop from that thing and he was on his way :) me being unprepared like I should have been without any spurs or crop my over and under was my only option or I would have just sat there.
He only needed a little tap from time to time to keep him going, and trust me he has no issues besides plum stubbornness to keep him from going.
But anyone watching would have sworn I was beating him (unless you are a well educated horse person).
It really makes me laugh when I hear people claim others beat their horses and then I watch them interact with there own like they are talking to a baby and all the horses are doing is running all over them.
I do believe there is a very thin line in discipline and "beating" but so long as you know where the line is and you do not cross it who cares what others think.
All I know is that in the end I am not going to be the one getting hurt or killed over stupid horsemanship.