Would you recommend cracking her in the butt with the whip? In her pasture, I tried just chasing her away lightly with some switches off a tree, and she went crazy bucking and running around like it was a game almost, but with that mare glare still plastered on her face. All bucks directed at me, though from 10ft or more away.
I am concerned that if I try to tell her off in a confined stall, she will kick me, as has happened before, though it was only a threat. My fault for getting in the position to begin with, but now I am tired of this nonsense entirely, so she will be nowhere near me unless I want her to be.
The strange thing is she is great if we are doing something. Haltering? No problem, just stands there. Farrier? Asleep. Giving her a treat? Good until she swallows it, then ears are back and butt is turned. She seemed pretty good to be saddled too, but I only saw briefly. She isn't ridden often, and only a short trail ride when she is. I wish I could put her mind to work!
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