Originally Posted by tinyliny
I think the only thing I would have done was not necesarlily taken her to the round pen but worked her right there! I would have moved her around the pasture and if she so much as cocked an ear back or turned her hind toward me , I'd snake that rope out and "bite" her with it, keeping you out of kicking range.
I agree with this! Working in the round pen and then tying up for two hours may have given you a feeling of revenge, but it didn't teach her anything.
When I first turned Bert out we had the wonderful problem of the fact that I couldn't catch her, and that she was so used to being dominant if I did get close to her she would try and barge at me or turn her butt and kick.
I ended up carrying a lunge whip with me, and believe me there is little more frustrating in this world than trying to walk down a horse, only to have it come at you when you get close enough, and have to chase it away from you
We got through it in the end, but it took a lot of time, and I walked a lot of miles.