Originally Posted by jemma_bailey
A big thankyou to JustDressageIt, your suggestions and information was a lot of use and im sure it will help the next time I come to try working him. Will keep you posted. Once again thanks for the help.
Not a problem, you're more than welcome! I would love to hear an update when you get a chance.
I don't practise Parelli, never have, probably never will, so my training stems from more "traditional" methods, just a personal preference. I find that Parelli doesn't work for every horse, so just be careful with that if you decide to do it.
Best of luck! Can't wait for an update. The biggest thing is to remember to be FIRM, you're the boss. In a herd situation, the lead horse would not hesitate to kick or bite a horse that's come into its personal bubble without invitiation, so you need to be aggressive - not kicking or biting of course, but you don't really have to worry about hurting him too badly.
Remember to keep your "energy" (body position, any whip aids) aimed at the girth/barrel area or the haunches - avoid the head and neck.
One more thing:
If he starts coming back into you, don't back off - step forward into his space and make him move away from you.