I just have to walk away in these situations... Walk far away...
I've been through it with Hickory more times than I can count.. He has no health problems what so ever, is scared of nothing but a grocery bag, but when he gets it in his head that he's not going to work well I may as well just give up. 95% of the time he rides great, of course with minor Hickory pissiness..that 5%.. It is hell.. I get mad, he gets mad..He tries to throw me, I stay on, make him work..It's a show. He's had me so mad before that I had to just get off of him and literally tie his head so close to a post he couldn't even look around and just walk away.. Let him stand there for an hour or so then get back on and try again.. If he does it again, he gets to stand tied again.. This process has gone on for HOURS a few times but once he decides to act like he has any sense he's back to his old self... I get to the seeing red point and I'll blink out in a fit of rage.. I don't take it out on the horses but I will get off, cuss, throw stuff, tell Hickory how exactly he will be turned into dog food in a slow dying process, complete with evil glares.. Holly knows if she comes over to the horses and sees Hickory tied and me sitting cross legged on the ground not to even speak to me..
Hopefully it'll all work out for ya SH..Patience little grasshopper lol
When patience is hard to come by..find a hammer start fixing things around the barn..
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