Originally Posted by WesternRider
an other thing I should add is that he is pritty much bombproof I can even tap him on the chest with a whip to get him to back up even with a rope halter on he just don't listen one bit he doesnt care
That's not called being bombproof. That's called not giving a **** about what you say and thinking his in charge. In a phrase: he doesn't respect you.
Any time he gets "a little cheeky", get after his butt and make him think it's the end of the world. Shank him back if you have to, smack him on the chest with the lead rope or a dressage whip or crop (not tap
, make him move his feet. YOU are the boss, not him. Right now, you're nothing to him but another horse (albeit a two-legged one) that he can walk all over and treat any way he wants. Watch a herd interacting. If he tried acting the way he acts with you toward a more dominant horse in the herd, he'd get his a$$ handed to him. You need to do the same thing.
Disrespect in ANY form is NEVER okay. That's how people get hurt.