Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Personally, I have no use for a horse that will rear and strike out at a human. Plenty of good horses around, and many of them are barely used or will end up being put down.
If a horse will rear and strike at a husband, might it do so to someone else? Why bother? What if a male kid walks by in a cowboy hat? - my horse Trooper once associated cowboy hats with mean people.
My mare is a strong-willed, dominant horse. She has also never acted aggressively toward any human. She doesn't like all humans equally, but she doesn't have a malicious bone in her body.
When you have 1200 lbs of muscle with reflexes that allow it to remove someone's head in about 0.3 seconds, that isn't the time for 'curing' a horse who is aggressive. IMHO. If you disagree, and I'm visiting you, please let me know so I can stay away from your horses. Feel free to stop by and see mine. Mia could kill me someday, but it won't be intentional if she does.
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."