Your horse handling skills are sadly lacking. Why are you hitting her with a lead in the first place is what I want to know, and in the second place, how is that supposed to teach her anything?
I think it is less disrespect than it is that you have not made clear the rules to her.
Not teaching the things you want the horse to know and do gets this result.
All you "getting tough" will do more than likely, is confuse her even further, make her a nervous wreck, and ruin her.
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Horses make me a better person.
Last edited by Cherie; 09-11-2012 at 09:35 PM.