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        03-24-2007, 07:02 PM
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    Yearling
    It may not fix the problem, but it certainly wouldn't hurt.
         
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        03-28-2007, 02:36 PM
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    Foal
    Hi there.
    Agreed, it is a respect and leadership issue, but it can be solved. If you can find any Perelli/Natural Horsemanship people in your area to help it would be great. When your horse sees you as the leader he will be very affectionate as he feels privileged to be allowed in your space. This said, however, respect is commanded, not demanded. Give it time and keep at it. A good trick is to never let him turn his bum on you when you go into the stable (this is a very rude thing in the horse world, and dangerous as his weapons are aimed at you!). If he does, stamp your feet and signal as if you are going to chase him from behind. As soon as he looks at you or takes a step in the direction of facing you, stop and stand still for a moment, then repeat. Look for blinking (means thinking - always good) and licking/chewing, they are good signs that he is learning and and starting to respect you. Repeat the process as necessary.
    Some horses respond well to a dressage/carrot stick if you tap it on the ground towards their hind quarters, but never ever use it to hit them, but more as an extension of your arm.
    One more thing, don't feed him out of your hand because he sees this as allowing him to be dominant and being allowed to eat in your space.
    Good luck, and keep it up!
         

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