Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy
Bad ground manners frustrate me entirely.
Horses are not giant puppy dogs, some owners need to understand this. Possibly the worst I have ever heard is the horse is rearing when doing groundwork (Obviously not commanded) and the owner then tried to tell us it was because he was natural horsemanship trained and he was showing his herd skills, um what? This horse is clearly showing serious disrespect and needs work.
Horses need to be shown they have leaders, not best friends who will love and cuddle them while they are being generally disrespectful. I'm not saying that you can love & cuddle your horse, but they do need to show you respect - similar as a way of earning your 'love'. The way I see it, my horse respects me in return for love, shelter, food & general care (Just clarifying: if he was disrespectful, I would still feed and give him shelter).
Hahahahah that's funny. I have actually just moved my bratty pony to go live with my trainer. We had him not biting anymore and behaving pretty good. But apparently BO was afraid of him (she was hesitant to take him in 2 years ago because he was so young). I thought things had been going fine til 3 weeks ago when I went to barn on Sat. All the other horses were out on the grass except Hunter, called BO she said that he had been rearing on her and today it was like 5-6 times. Apparently it had been going on for months, not all the time but about once every 10 times going out to pasture. Wish she woulda told me. Apparently he had been rearing with her dad too and neither one of them would reprimand him and I know Hunter if he knows you are afraid of him you are toast. He has been at trainers 5 days tried to rear on her yesterday and had a 'lesson'. I can't wait to have him in my back yard so I don't have to worry.