I will NOT tolerate any of my horses pushing me, dragging me around, or EVER spooking into me or pinning ears or threatening to kick me.
I used to break all my problems with the discipline of my lesson program, but I don't have that anymore. So, now, I am studying/applying every ground training technique that I can read or DVR and watch. My winters are chore heavy, but it gives me the opportunity to put in the 5-15 minutes of hand on horse handling. I work on/fix every little misbehavior this time of year. Every Spring my young horses are easier to handle and easier to ride bc of this.