Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Colorado Springs
• Horses: 0
SonnyWimps: I won't be giving him any more treats by hand, that's for sure. He's four years old. And I saw no signs of him about to kick me. One minute he was happily grazing and then next he spooked or something and kicked me as he was taking off.
Steph: that's a good idea since I'm too nervous to ride that booger right now anyway. I feel I deserve some respect from him. I've never done anything for him to not trust me or anything like that.
FehrGroundRanch: I think I'm going to ask the guy who owns the little place I keep him at to work with him, he already said he would.
Tuffy'sTreatMan: Okay this is what happened when he attemptd to kick me in the round pen while we were free-lounging. He was just trotting along the rail and decided he wanted to change directions without me telling him to. So I blocked where he wanted to run and snapped the lounge whip on the ground (like I always do) to tell him to go back the other way and when he turned back around he kicked up at me and I could definitely tell it was a kick at me and not just in the air... which he's never done anyway just because I tell him to go back the way he was supposed to. Nothing different has really happened this week different than usual... just hanging out, brushing him lots, playin' with him, stuff like that.
When he see's me coming up to his run, he'll walk up to me just fine and when I go to get him from the pasture, he sometimes walks up to me or sometimes I just walk up to him but he never runs from me. He's four years old.
Lol I was just kidding, I'd never punch him in the face, he's headshy enough as it is.
Do you think maybe it's the weather? It's been chilly the last couple of days... but still, I've never seen him act like this and he isn't showing any signs of illness.
Another question: When I was working him in the roundpen after he kicked me and after he was pretty tired, he basically stopped listeing to me, no matter how much I cracked the whip. Any tips for that? I even swatted his butt with it and that got him going but then ten steps later he had his head back over the rail....
"As we get older it gets more and more difficult to just believe. It's not that we don't want to; it's just that so much has happened that we can't."