Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Kicking Horse, your methods?
Well, since I'm still on my way to becoming a trainer (more than the horses I work with now), I figure I should ask questions about issues I've seen, even if I'm not working with the horse at the moment.
Now, I've ridden Luck a few times, usually trails, but nonetheless. Luck is a big kicker. She has no desire to kick at people (which is good, and I've already fixed horses like that), but she'll kick at other horses and at every gate at shows. This, I'm not sure how to fix. I'm debating on asking to lease her instead of Dude (don't think I will, but it's notthe point) and I have absolutely no tolerance for a kicking horse..
If I do decide to lease her, kicking will be the first thing to go (along with her stubbornness/rudeness). When I think logically, along with how I've fixed others, I think about using the whip/crop/bat on her butt everytime she kicks; but then I think about how it could make her even worse. That's basically how I've broken others from kicking at people, but I'm not on them when it happens. I can't readily "kick back" if I'm on her, now can I?
So, how would you go about breaking her of this, in theory? Even if I'm not going to work with her, I'd like to get a few different methods if I manage to get myself one that decides they want to kick everything while I'm on them. :/
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