Originally Posted by Jewelsb
I would do that with our mare but she is pregnant. I will use that advice in the future. I've actually had to kick my gelding in the belly the one time when he bucked and I had to bail. He never tried bucking again!
Not a training method I really like but some people train with poking their butt with the fork. A slighltly better take is just hold the fork out and let them hit it as they swing their butt around. I know it works and might for you. I personally avoid two things, one is using anything that can actually break skin. Second is using aids like a whip or fork because they can quickly tell if you have it with you or not. I prefer using nothing but my own body because other than your head, you can't leave any of it behind by mistake.
I should of said in my previous post. Always leave yourself and out when punishing a horse. While most go away from punishment they can still run you over if you're in a corner with no way out. Also you run into the occasional fighter and then you are in real deep doo doo without an out.