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        07-13-2012, 02:32 AM
    It sounds like you may need some help. Your correction isn't a good enough one. Yanking around his face doesn't teach him anything and he will soon learn he can out-strengthen you. As in, he will learn he can push you around which is dangerous.

    I think you need to find a trainer to help you with handling him. As in teaching you how to handle him.
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        07-13-2012, 02:38 AM
    Originally Posted by EvilHorseOfDoom    
    panwangkunoa I would politely disagree with you This can definitely be the case, but I wouldn't say drugging happens in the majority of these. We seem to get a lot of the same threads on HF and they nearly always have the same pattern - first-horse owner (generally young or an inexperienced adult), 3-4 weeks and a sudden personality change. As we ask more questions it becomes apparent that the issue is one of leadership.
    It was actually another user who initially said that. Panwangkunoa has been "quoting" people in response to topics. Considering that the quotes are done incorrectly, cut off abruptly, and there are no attempts made to come back and fix them, I'm saying they either don't look at their posts after they submit them or they're simply spamming.
        07-13-2012, 02:40 AM
    My trainer wont help me , she said its my horse and I have to figure it out .. :( so , I tried smacking his chest and neck , didnt help so I found yanking the halter down more affective.

    Panwangkunoa - I have no idea.. :l , and not really that I noticed I always have ridden more pushy than aggressive horses so I make sure , they don't rub on me enter the stall before me , etc.
        07-13-2012, 02:46 AM
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    Cheap insurance to have him looked at by a chiropractor to make sure he's not sore. That kind of personality change is usually caused by pain or the horse was drugged when sold. NOT say this is his case, just in general what I've seen over the years. I'd certainly have a chiro or vet checking him out and if it's not physical, then a CTJ meeting would be in order.
    Ah, this is where the original quote from the "panwhatchamacallit" spam. Makes a lot more sense when it's in your context, Dreamcatcher!
        07-13-2012, 02:50 AM
    Originally Posted by hannahbanana    
    My trainer wont help me , she said its my horse and I have to figure it out .. :( so , I tried smacking his chest and neck , didnt help so I found yanking the halter down more affective.
    I'd be considering changing instructors myself - this could escalate and become very dangerous if she doesn't help you, so that isn't very good advice at all.

    Try and get a real trainer out I.e. Someone who works with young and difficult horses for a living, not just holds riding lessons. It isn't a difficult thing to teach, but with you being young and probably nervous after your horse's antics, you need someone to show you how to fix this, then supervise you as you do it yourself to make sure things don't get out of hand and no-one gets hurt
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        07-13-2012, 02:58 AM
    I don't know of any trainers in my area. So , I was just wondering what I needed to do with him to make him less aggresive. Any excersises
        07-13-2012, 03:02 AM
    Originally Posted by hannahbanana    
    My trainer wont help me , she said its my horse and I have to figure it out .. :(
    That is NOT an effective trainer. You need to find one that is willing to TEACH you how to do it, not leave you to get seriously hurt and have a horse whose bad behaviors escalate FAST.

    Find another one. Even a competent riding instructor is better than your current one.
        07-13-2012, 03:17 AM
    Originally Posted by hannahbanana    
    i don't know of any trainers in my area. So , I was just wondering what I needed to do with him to make him less aggresive. Any excersises
    I'm afraid you really need supervision with something like this. I don't know how aggressive your horse is actually being, and how much of a fight he will put up if challenged. Some horses (mine, for example) will smash you against walls or rear and strike with his front hooves if someone tries to "be the boss" and I don't want you having that happen.

    All I can say is carry a dressage whip when you go into the stable and keep it between you and him, and give him a good pop with it whenever he tries to do something (not a tickle, not a tap, a good smack - he may kick out or swing round with his teeth to argue back s. Never turn your back on him, never take a step back when he has a go or he could press his advantage.

    But please please please get some supervision - surely there is someone with experience at the barn?
        07-13-2012, 03:18 AM
    I have some lol thanks though ! My mom and the other girls my age and adults are there all day so im normally ok . So , when I pop him with the whip he normally swings his put around and pushes me.
        07-13-2012, 03:19 AM
    Given that you are 13, I am not comfortable giving advice over the internet on how to deal with aggression, except do not put yourself in an unsafe situation. I can understand your instructor's position if he is simply being difficult, but if he is biting and kicking then someone older and more experienced needs to step in and help you. An aggressive horse is dangerous and not safe for a young girl to be left to handle. What do your parents think about all this?

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