Originally Posted by hberrie
When I have whacked him on the ground before he has kicked me very hard. I obviously am not quick enough or agile enough and he is faster and more accurate than I am. How do you smack a horse without getting smacked back? I know I am setting myself up for criticism here, but I honestly am not very coordinated lol.
I would put him on a lunge line, at least 25 ft long, and I'd carry a lunge whip so that when it's out there, it's longer than your arm. That can keep you out of each other's space. If you can't spank him, then shank him, put a stud chain on him and pop him with that a few times when he doesn't listen. Sounds like maybe you need to take him to a trainer and get some ground manners lessons. That horse wouldn't have kicked me more than once, he'd either have "Come to Jaysus" or he'd be down the road. There a too many nice horses out there to tolerate a pig, but you have to be able to enforce the "nice horse only" rules in order to keep them nice.