I've tried lunging him with a lunge whip (I don't hit him with it) and he doesn't even move away from it, he just keeps coming closer and closer to me then he tries to rear. The man that bales hay on our property trains barrel horses and saw that I was having trouble with him one day and came to see if he could get him to listen. He started to lunge him and he DID use the whip on him and it still couldn't get him to move very much. He eventually just gave up. I felt so bad after that though because there were marks from the whip all over him. I don't like hitting the horses. I should have said something but I didn't because I knew the guy was more experienced then I was.
I've also tried to do Parelli's Seven Games with him without success. For example, with the first game, "The Friendly Game", he'll let me rub him anywhere and he doesn't mind but he won't stay still for very long. He'll start to try and push me around or he'll bite and yank on the lead rope. He has absolutely no manners. In game #2, "The Porcupine Game", he tends to always move toward any pressure, definitely not away from it. He just keeps coming as close as he can get to me. Since I couldn't master the second game with him, I didn't move on to the next. I've also tried some different things from other trainer's videos, such as Chris Cox. Still with no success. I don't know what to do now.
I would GREATLY appreciate any advice I could get. Has anyone else worked with a horse like this? It's like he's the opposite of a prey animal, he's not afraid of anything (or he just has a different way of showing his fear). I know he doesn't think of me as the leader, and to be honest he's starting to scare me because I never know what he's going to do.
Well, thanks in advance for any help!