Originally Posted by horsecrazygirl13 View Post
the problem is, he doesnt misbehave if he sees the whip. And I can't always carry a whip with me.
If you form the habit of behaving well by carrying the whip when handling (even if you don't have to use it) it will be less likely for him to form the habit if rearing while being led. My point is, I guess, that if he behaves when you carry a whip, it doesn't hurt to carry one. At this age, you are looking to form good habits and if carrying a whip maintains that, then great.
Otherwise, the 45 degree angle to bring him back down immediately could work well. Its hard to tell what correction will be too much or too little for a horse without really knowing him...
For instance, my oldenburg/arab gelding is super sensitive and a whip correction would make things worse with him (sending him into a panic). The gelding by my paint stallion was a thick headed dunderhead until he matured and he took stronger corrections (he also tested boundaries more).
Knowing more about your guy's personality/sensitivity and training history might make for a little more accurate advice... Just because I see two bits of advice in here that could be useful for the right horse, but might also be the wrong response for the wrong horse.
I hope I made some bit of sense ;) Posted via Mobile Device