Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sevierville, TN
Geld the horse ASAP which is your first problem and then get a trainer to help you. A few lessons with a trainer to show you what to do would be a great help in getting this guy back in line. He may try to hurt you at first depending on how bad its become. He could kick you or strike you if you do not have the ability to recognise his disrespectful body language right now. Not just the kicking but barging his shoulder into you, getting into your space, etc...All that has to be nipped in the bud and he must walk the line of being respectful.
I guarentee this horse didnt just start doing this out of the blue. He pushed and tested his limits with you over the last 2 months you have had him and you didnt recognise it enough to nip it in the bud. Now he has taken over as is natural. A young stallion is not something an inexperianced handler should be dealing with becaseu of these types of problems. As was said before on another thread, you cant take anything out of a horses head once its in there. So making a bunch of mistakes is not the best way to start a young horse.
Mind you, im not saying you arent a good horseperson. Im saying you are in over your head with this particular guy and real live help even if just a few times would be a great boon so you know what is appropriate. Geld him and teach him groundwork for respect in a nutshell.
Also, Clinton Anderson has some great roundpenning and groundwork videos that can help you learn to earn this guys respect and make him a great member of equine society worst case. His demos are very easy to understand.
Last edited by Trinity3205; 02-14-2011 at 05:29 AM.