I would like some pointers for two problems regarding lack of respect towards me from my equines.
1.) Dancer is normally a very respectful horse when it comes to ground manners. There other day I attempted to lunge him. He can be a twerp when it comes to that. I finally was able to send him out and he would jog so slow while trying to hang his head down to swipe some grass. I tried to get him to move forward with my body and with the whip to no avail. At one point he even stopped to eat grass!!! I tapped him on the bum with the whip and he could've cared less. How can I get him to pay attention to me. I don't know how he could've been bored since we just started.
2.) Ranger has no respect on the ground. In the stall if he doesn't want to do something he will turn his butt to you. Today I was trying to catch him to put the halter on him so I could bridle him and he turned his bum to me. When I tried to catch him he pinned his ears. I finally caught him and bridled him (which is another issue.) What do I do with a rude horse in the stall?
Sorry for the novel and thanks for helping!