Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: The beautiful Northwest
I agree for the most part with what everyone as already said, but for the walking all over you when leading thing, I have found one thing that has always worked for me. My 2 year old colt used to be AWFUL when leading. He would almost run me over and then use his giant head to push me out of the way. I started turning around the SECOND (even before) he started walking over me and pushing him back fast and hard. Not hitting him or anything, but waving my arms, making noise and waving the lead rope. I left lots of space behind him and made him go back really fast till we got to a fence and he was breathing heavy and thinking" ****, that was hard work and it scared me."
After the first time, he never walked over me like that again. He would get occasionally pushy, but when I turned around he was anticipating that workout and quit. Something to try. (:
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~Winston Churchhill