Originally Posted by horselover01
I have a round pen that I have been working with him in. He isn't to bad about getting in your space when I am lunging him.
He had a few more issues that I forgot to ask about. Number one he is buddy sour but only when he is in the woods or when I take my other horse in the woods. He is also very impatient about being tied up, he wiggles all over and acts like a idiot. I was wondering if just leaving him tied up in the cross ties while I do barnwork and just ignoring him.
None of my horses are buddy sour, I take one out at a time and let them graze in the yard.......I know my mare was, she's now 11 but I can ride her out by herself for the past couple of years. It was a battle of wills! Spice will stop and refuse to move forward, it took us 1 1/2 hours to go 1/3 mile!! She doesn't buck or rear, you just have to be patient and stick to your guns!
As for tying up, I have a patience pole and I have 5 horses, one boarder and all of them tie up nicely. I also have aussie tie rings (through Clinton Anderson's site) that if a horse is claustraphobic about being tied by not standing still it helps with that. I would definetly tie your horse up while you do barnwork and ignore him, I'm not sure about on cross ties though, I've never used those.....