I purchased an OTTB back at the end of September after following her career and talking with her trainers for over a year.
Her potential is unreal and she has no issues when I am working her however, the owners of the stable where I have her at have kind of wrecked her.
She apparently tried to 'kick' at one of the owners when they took her out in the morning (I personally think she was just trying to play around in the fresh snow). However, they immediately snapped her with a stud chain that the added onto her halter. Now, I train strictly natural horsemanship and the physical use of chains is NOT acceptable in ANY situation.
My question is how do I train a horse who has impeccable manners whenever I am there to not try to kick or lash out at other humans?
Also, how do I make these stable owners understand that an 4yo OTTB will not react the same as a 15yo Been-there-done-that Quarter Horse?
I do not want to remove her from that boarding stable due to convenience and high end facilities. Any advice is great as well as anyone who have had similar experiences.
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