Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
If he's turning his butt in while lunging, he needs to get spanked the moment he even thinks about that nonsense. If he tangles himself up, keep him running anyway until he figures out how to give to the pressure and turn the other way around to UNtangle himself. Sounds like he's learned he can get away with whatever he wants and be a jerk.
I'd use something longer than 12ft or a roundpen- DO NOT put yourself in danger of getting kicked by being too close to a misbehaving horse who already threatens with his butt. Typically these things get worse before they get better and he'll probably have a tantrum or two in the process, which could be very dangerous if you're too close.
ETA: IF he stops without being asked (even or especially if it's after turning his butt in to tangle himself) SPANK HIM! Ideally you can keep it from ever getting to that point by getting on him the moment he starts to even think about swinging his butt in, but if you're too late for that, get after him and make him run away anyway!
Last edited by Sharpie; 01-27-2013 at 04:33 PM.