Originally Posted by Bobfred3232
I have just got, she was free, a new horse she is 16 vet and farrier said she's sound but she just has no manners, pushy happy to step on you barges doesn't stable well etc what can I do?
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The "free" horse -- free is never free
Free either involves health issues the Owner doesn't or can't deal with, the horse is being abused, or the Owner doesn't know how to handle the horse and the horse has taken control.
In your instance, it sounds like the latter.
Those of us that have trained our own horses for years, know full well what to do with a horse that is pushy and wants to step on your feet.
It sounds as if you are new to horses; DancingArabian gave some good advice.
I will add that, if you can't afford a trainer, get the DVD's but you will have to pony up and become an assertive "BECAUSE I SAID SO!" person.
That doesn't mean beat the horse half to death but it does mean giving the horse thirty seconds of thinking you will kill it, if it doesn't start minding it's manners.
Also be aware that once a problem is "fixed", it never stays fixed. Horses are always testing us, some more than others, so you will always have to be watching for the subtle beginning signs of bad behavior.
I have four horses with four very different personalities. They have all tested me from time-to-time.
Correction for that testing can vary from just changing the tone of my voice when saying the horse's name, to having to get the riding crop and whap the pig-headed horse who would laugh at mild, verbal chastising
Hope this helps and good luck to you