Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Any fear that you have is absolutely founded and real, and nothing to be ashamed of, in fact it takes a lot to come here and say that.
I don't treat my horse for the same reason that you stated, he becomes mean and nasty and pushy. But he does not if I rub that special place on the crest of his neck. I would really recommend getting your horse out of the field and doing fun things with him/her so it seeks and wants that reward.
When you do bring out your horse to ride, make it fun afterwards.
Thanks for understanding my comments Tinyliny. I have a lot of respect for all of the posts you make.