I have a 2 1/2 year old quarter horse. He is only green broke and I rode him at the previous owners house a couple times before I brought him home. I have been working with him for a couple months now and he seems to be getting slightly better. (pushy in my space and disrespectful) This weekend I went to a Clinton Anderson Semantic and took a million notes. I bought his rope halter, lead rope and training stick. I came home and studied his notes for a long time then with confidence went out to start "gaining respect"
His first thing was to establish my space and keep the horse out of it. After a little work this seemed to work well. Then we started lunging and sense he was fighting it and coming back into my space we worked on it in one direction for a while. Then we worked the other direction.
He continued to come in my space so I worked on the backing exercise. The first couple times he did great. Then he rared not at me but rared. I was not concered and corrected him waited for him to relax after backing well then petted him. At some point he became frustrated again only now he rares and lunges at me.
My delima is once he realized I would move this became his thing to do. I know I created a monster but any suggestions on how to continue working with him without fearing the second he doesnt like something I do he will come at me raring?