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        11-28-2012, 11:44 PM
    Awesome. And yes, she'll try again. But after a few times she should get the message. Good job!

    Just be safe and keep your eyes open and helmet on your melon while around this girl for a bit.

    Oh and do take Cherie's post to heart. Consider your options and don't compromise your safety for any reason.
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        11-28-2012, 11:47 PM
    If I were you, I would not ride in the same arena as she is in- if she is loose. Get your horse and go somewhere else. If she comes after you, scare her away. If she is not in your space or around you, ignore her. If you have permission, maybe you could take her in a round pen and show her you are the boss. If you don't have permission, ask to see if someone else can. Desensitize your mare so she is not afraid of the whip or rope and use that as your defence to the other mare.

    All I can tell you is stay safe and try to stay out of the pen she is in when you are working with your own horse.
        11-29-2012, 12:12 AM
    I am glad she backed down for you today- remember that you need to stay safe above all and that this will not be the only time you're going to have to prove your point to her (unless they sell her, anyway). Horses that get to the point of actually acting blatantly aggressive towards people may well keep trying any time they think they might get away with it, so even if she is 'behaving' keep a sharp eye on her so she can't sneak up on you. If there is ever any question of 'should I be nice to her' the answer should always be a firm NO!
        11-29-2012, 08:29 AM
    Originally Posted by TruCharm    
    It WORKED!

    She ran up to me today, literally full charge and cracked the whip she turned to kick and I gave her a good firm smack with it. She completely ran away and would stare at me from afar ^^ didn't try to get in my space again. I'm sure she will try again and I will still have my stock whip with me.

    Thanks everyone <3
    Glad to hear it! FWIW where I board in the summer our horses are in a pasture with 16 others some of which can get pretty aggressive. Our one horse was deathly afraid of the lunge whip He is a former carriage horse-I've since fixed that problem with him. But I needed to carry it just to be safe from one particularly nasty gelding. I have since fixed his issue as well

    My horse soon learned that I stood between him and the nasty bugger and was "protecting" him with the whip. But my guy was still a goose when I would carry it in my hand while leading him. So what I would do is tuck the lounge whip between my belt and my pants in the back-kind of like how a broadsword is strapped around the back. That way the whip wasn't in my hand while I was leading my gelding and it was mostly out of sight.

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