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    07-23-2008, 01:39 PM
I think a lot of people make expiriences like this

I can tell a story too
Once I was just riding and nando didnīt make his job like he can and I was very very stressed. An then I took a riding crop though he really is scared of these things an hit him
It wasnīt that strong BUT it was a hit and I was so sorry for that because he didnīt deserve it!
Itīs not exactly the same like yours but it just remindes me of this.

It happend a long time ago buit I still feel very sorry for that...

I think you shouldnīt feel so guilty about it because you are sorry about it and that's the main fact! I think yout horse will not be resentful about that.
It just has happend and now the only think you can do is feeling sorry and so do you do
I think everything is alright
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    07-23-2008, 03:41 PM
Thank you pleasure that was nice-to me hitting is bad-there is always a better way-but this is why we love animals so much-they carry no grudges
    07-23-2008, 03:56 PM
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Pistol is bad. He's pushy because I let him get away with everything when he was young. And now at 24, it's hard to fix things. He wanted something one time, don't remember what it was, but he got mad and he PURPOSELY bopped me in the face with his nose (he does it when he's mad, purposely hits you in the face) I got so mad I smacked him with the flat of my hand right in the center of his head (between the eyes on the forehead) my hands were flat, like a smack. He jerked his head up and his ears were pointed at me, his eyes all wide, he wasnt in the least big hurt or scared, just in absolute shock that I hit him. I never hit him. EVER! I felt terrible, I still feel bad thinking about it right now, and I would say it was about....6 or 7 years ago. I still remember the look of shock on his face.... He deserved it! I still feel bad......
    07-26-2008, 08:12 AM
I am a horse spoiler as well or I wouldn't have them. However, my buckskin is learning where the line is and he can't cross it. He used to try to nibble my hand or the lead rope while being led around. I would specifically have my hand closer to his mouth than normal. I would pay close attention to him. When I saw him start to move his head my way, he would get a quick short bop to the nose. It has to happen at the same time he is moving his head. He also tries to rub me. He is quite large-stocky. He gets bopped. It only took a few times- nothing painful, just a wake up call. He leads perfectly. If he gets pushy, like trying to go ahead of me, I back him up or make him do circles. I love him to death. He is usually just wanting to play as he is young. He has to play by my rules. I do have a lot of children that go around him. So I want his boundaries clear. He learns so quick. He just wants to please me.

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