Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
My yearling is like that. Of course, she's still in that baby stage, she just doesn't get it all yet. I never ever handle her without a dressage whip. If she tries to blow through me, there's nothing I can do myself without that whip to give her a good whack to teach her to back off. She respects the dressage whip, and through that, she respects me. Now, I don't use the whip unless it's necessary. I taught her to sidestep in hand yesterday, and first, I tapped her side with the whip, and by the end of our five minute session, I could stand in front of her, a tad to the side, and stick my arm out and she'd move over. My point is, he needs to respect something, and if you go at him with something bigger and badder than he is, he will yield to the master. =] It takes time.
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."