Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Southwest Missouri
You go for the front legs only below the knee when he rears. The kicking is different matter altogether. First you need to ask yourself if the risks involved are worth the effort to correct it. If your willing to accept the risk approach the horse calmly, quitely, slowly and deliberately avoiding the back legs. It may seem like a contradiction to suggest you carry a whip, but he elected to pick up a weapon, so to speak, you should do the same. You need to be ready to retaliate immediately when he kicks out. If he swings away and wheel into a kicking position, he is intitled to one welt from the whip. If after some time the horse seems to have lost his kicking habit you should still carry the whip and be ready if he reverts to his old habit.