Originally Posted by apachewhitesox
Depending how aggressive the horse will get. I would have a whip I usually use my lunge whip.
When they paw at me or come towards me (depending how close they are) I would stay in place or take a step torwards them and give them a good hit to the chest or shoulder.
I have a horse who charged towards me (though not aggressively) and after doing this a few times he learnt it was easier to stay out then to come into me unwelcomed and get a good hard wack.
I had tried that with a horse and he struck at me every time I struck him. It was a horse on loan with my friend and I thought he was dangerous and she would get hurt. She finally sent him packing when he went crazy riding him in the round pen. I know another lady that was killed lunging a horse that either struck or kicked her.