Originally Posted by TruCharm
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.