Originally Posted by MissColors
I work well with lunging my horse personally. Its more like training than fun work (if that makes any sense) for him. I can over come all obstacles just about. But I guess I was just looking for ways to switch it up a bit. Working under saddle is bliss to him. Working on the ground not so much. And getting him back from the lease that want bad, His ground manners aren't as great as I had worked on them to be before(she let him get away with everything, some of the stories were crazy).
I have had to demand it a couple of times for my own safety(like for him to come out and try to bite me out of no where when he was in a stall and no one else was around nor was he tied. ) Not looking for an instant cure all, I don't mind one bit working for it. Just open to suggestions.
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Hmmmm, him trying to bite you out of nowhere? This raises an eyebrow for me.
Do you let him lick you? Do you let him nuzzle into your personal space? Does he drag you around when you lead him? Does he shoulder into you or bump you with his body? Etc .....
You need to demand his respect all the time
. Not just when he is clearly acting out. He's obviously fallen into bad habits from his leasee and you will have to be 100% perfect in correct his behavior all the time or else he is going to learn again that he can get away with it. No, this doesn't mean you need to yell at him, or yank on the rope, or things of that nature (although that certainly is called for in a biting incident). But the very instant he gets into "your bubble" without you asking, you need to move him out of it. And be completely consistent and dilligent when demanding perfect respect on the ground.