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        01-16-2011, 04:14 AM
    Originally Posted by netty83    
    I agree with Tess. You don't necessarily need to smack him just wave your arms and the rope and generally be bigger in your actions than he is. Drive him back fast and be BIG yourself. Good luck
    Usually horses that are pushy are dull and don't respect you at all. They usually don't move off of waving you're arms and that's why I suggested a smack in the mouth
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        01-16-2011, 04:15 AM
    Sorry me again, just wanted to say that I had this problem about 3 weeks ago. My mare was bargy in her stable at feed time. When I tried to enter the stable she would more or less push forward and try get out of the stable for her feed. When I started opening the stable door I got really big and noise and purposefully in the fact that I wanted her to back away from me and her feed bucket. I was really loud shouting back and wafting my arms and driving her back. It took a couple of days but now I don't have to be so Big and loud I just say back and give one waft of my arm and she backs right up for me to put her feed down and leave the stable.
        01-16-2011, 04:18 AM
    Hi Sugarplum, I wasn't criticising in any way. Does the smacking of the face or mouth not lead to being slightly head shy? Genuine question.
        01-16-2011, 04:29 AM
    Originally Posted by netty83    
    Hi Sugarplum, I wasn't criticising in any way. Does the smacking of the face or mouth not lead to being slightly head shy? Genuine question.
    I've never had a problem in that area since when you smack them you bring your hand to the face super fast. When you go to just touch the face you go a little slower. I think any horse would spook a little if you brought your hand to the horses head really fast. Atleast I have never had this problem but I first train my horses to let me touch them all over their body. Then I work on any other issues. First the trust and then respect
        01-16-2011, 01:51 PM
    My horse had a trailer problem once. I found out that you need to just let them stand there and figure it out. If he/she throws a fit go in and have some coffe or do some barn chores. Come back later and if he/she is still throwing a fit, leave again. Before long your horse will learn to be patient. If you Take a horse out of a trailer or from being tied while throwing a fit your horse will learn that if you throw a fit you get out. Good luck!
        01-18-2011, 12:01 AM
    Thanks for all your help guys! My horse is a little dull, he doesnt spook at anything! I think waving the lead rope will work, and ill try that before I result to hitting him. Im not against it, id rather just try other methods first. As for tying him up and leaving him, I tried that today and it worked great! Thanks again everyone!
        01-18-2011, 12:07 AM
    When we got our Arab gelding, he was like that in the fact he wanted to always be way ahead of me. I took a few days and we did a lot of walking around the property. I would go a few steps and switch directions. Circles, about faces, quick lefts and rights. He never had a chance to get ahead of me cause I was concentrating on staying one step ahead of him. I would stop and if he walked on, I would about face, go a few steps and stop again. Repeat till he stopped when I did. Lots of praise when he got it right.

    Don't be slow and wait for him. You do your thing and make him have to keep up with you.

    Didn't take long and he learned to pay attention and stay beside me.

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