Ok so as the title says Sammy keeps facing his bum to me. I see this as disrespectful, neither of my other horses do it only Sam.
He has done this from the moment I got him. The only time he has done it in a real aggressive way was when I was lunging and he turned it towards me and starting backing up. When he did that I brought his head around to face me though I don't think I hit him on the bum. Normally he just does it out in the paddock like when he goes to walk away from you. I get that his back will be to me to an extent if he walks away. What annoys me is he will do it right in front of you and if you don't move sometimes his bum would just knock you out of the way. He will also sometimes just simply turn his bum to you and stand there. He hasn't actually tried to kick when doing it he simply faces his bum to you. I don't want him to think this is acceptable and maybe someone gets kicked one day. If I am in a position where I can't be kicked and I have something like a whip with me I normally hit him on the bum. He normally reacts by running away a short distance. He also does it when you try to catch him he will turn his bum to you and walk off (sometimes).
When he tried this a couple of days ago I had my lunging rope with me and I hit him on the bum when he turned away and he took off and stopped a small distance away from me. He was facing me and stayed facing me and didn't try to run off again. I'm not sure if I'm just making the situation worse or if I need to make my point clearer. It just doesn't seem to be getting through to him. If he faces me I make a fuss over him and when he faces his bum to me I hit him on the bum.
I do groundwork with him. He really seems to have no idea when you do stuff on the ground with him. When I first got him he went backwards, forwards and stopped. He seemed to have no clue about moving only his hindquarters or anything. He only just seems to be getting the hang of if I put pressure here you are supposed to move that and only that.
If anyone made it through this and it acually made sense any tips would be appreciated. I'm not sure if I have the complete wrong idea or what. Thanks