07-12-2009, 12:37 AM
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Hey, One of my horses bites and pushes everyone over, he thinks he can just walk straight through me! Firstly, you need to be firm with him, but also kind as well. Don't yell at him, it will only make things worse. But stand tall when he goes to bite or push you over, talk in a low voice and tell him to "get back". Coincide this with a movement, not flailing your arms around wildly, but something like a clap or raising a clentched fist into the air about a metre away from his head, If he steps back and stops his actions, reward him.
If she lets you help, just make sure you let the horse know that you are the one in control, not him, and try to spend a lot of time encouraging him. As for your other matter in getting her to let you help, I'm not too sure about that one :) Hope this helps!