I haven't been known for strong disciplining of horses, but let me tell you what, this newest gelding, Splash, is getting his fair share. And, by the way, my girls also, always behaved because they got their butts spanked when they didn't. One of them got her butt swatted, in a Walmart, when she was 16 yrs old, cause she smarted off to my mother. Now it only takes a look. Course, they are now 25 & 27 yrs old. But they behave!!!
Apparently the previous owners of Splash, had a habit of giving treats ALOT!!!!!
Whenever he sees us coming, he is right there waiting and will mouth our clothes looking for treats. I am now having to smack his mouth several times to get him to learn not to do this. He is always in "my space". So we are now learning to get out of my space. Whenever he does this, I back him up and make him stand in one spot. If he moves forward on me, I back him up again. Yesterday I had to get the buggy whip out and back him up with that. Then I would pull him into me closer (after standing a minute), scratch his face/body with the whip and praise him, then back him up again. Slowly he is learning to stay back and not right on top of me, AND, he is learning that the whip (or smack) is only used when he misbehaves.
I have to ask the question though (that everyone else is wondering).....where is this "Greg" that posted the original post????? Why has he only come on here and posted a derogatory statement, and then never come back to explain himself????? Was he only trying to start trouble??? Sure would like to know what the "rant" was about............