Being a natural leader to this uppity animal requires being aware of him AT ALL TIMES. If you learn and read the differences between his 'good' behavior (I.e. Any calm behavior) from the bad, you'll be able to one-up him, which may establish you as an adequate leader.
I don't know much about various horse training methods, but PP maximizes the energy you can get out of a horse, as opposed to setting the energy level for the animal. He has good ideas, but Id rather a horse ( or any animal Im training) to take their position and energy cues from me... not my grip on a lead rope.
If you feel intimidated by his sauciness, he WILL monopolize you on that. And from your posts, it sounds like you have more often than you'd prefer. I say be calm, even-toned and aware, as opposed to stressing about the next time he's going to be pushy and bratty.
If you think it, they'll do it.
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