I know yall say she doesnt respect me and I think that is right but I have done many of the things you guys say and she does what I ask her most the time and we have done many different parelli and stuff from people on tv and she will let me put a rope around her leg and lift it up and I can swing things all over her body and (this was gross) but the other day I was putting on her blanket and I acceintly touched a tit and she didnt even flinch and I can wrap my arms around her but and cover her eyes and everything
This is all well and good, but it doesn't mean you have her respect!
It means she tolerates you, you're pretty mch just an attractive nuisance! She knows she can really
do whatever she feels like, she's testing your boundaries, finding them, and pushing
I learned right off the bat that you NEVER ever
let a horse scratch and rub on you, ever
. You offer a rub and a scratch, you do NOT
let them just come and take it.
where your 'bubble' is, and is showing you just what she thinks of you and your rules. If you don't enforce them, she will walk all over you, literally!
Wrapping your arms around her, covering her eyes, etc etc only shows that she's tolerant, not respectful
. Accidentally touching a teat? You should be able to touch, clean, rub them without any reaction.
Respect is key to training a horse, and having that bond we all seek. It isn't difficult to gain respect, but you must stick with it! What is bad behavior once must always
be bad, no exceptions
. If you allow the horse to do something one time for whatever reason, they think it's now OK to always do it! Easier to be consistant than to retrain.
I am now training my new 4 yr old mare. She hd been trained professionally, but spent much of her life in a box stall, so now she's learning freedom, and in the process has forgotten her manners. I am basically retraining her, reminding her what she already knows, and getting amazing results. She is showing me respect, and we are rapidly buildng a bond that will last a lifetime.
When a horse show you true respect, it is an amazing, fulfilling feeling.