My horse seems to think that he is higher in the pecking order when it comes to food and feeding time.
I have to literally CHASE him away from the feeder to put hay and grain in it. All the while, he's pinning his ears at me and showing aggression. I'm tired of doing this, so I decided to try something. I happen to have a whip. Longer than a crop, and shorter than a lunge.
I had the whip and food in hand and I held the whip out at arm length. He saw it and backed off and out of my space. This is what I wanted, and if he came to close I waved it again and told him to back off.
My question is, did I use the whip appropriately? Was it a good to reason to use the whip?
I just didnt want to have it come to going after him every time I feed him. I would never, never, EVER use the whip with the intentions of hitting him or using it to harm him.