So I guess you have to know the whole story to help so here it goes.
Almost 2 yr old Paint horse
Rescued, on accident? From an ex friend who obviously starved her. She is gaining weight nicely now.
She is not head or body or leg shy
She will follow you anywhere
When on a lead rop she will go in circles out of nowhere and LOVES IT
The issue, biting, pawing (which isn't that annoying to us), Kicking the fence, pushing/kicking the gate when ready to eat, Rushes the fence and pushes on it.
Biting: When we pinch her she stops but it will continue a little while after over and over.
Kicking: Is the worst she will stick her hooves in between the wood fence and kick back until she bleeds. She does this mid day normally after the food is gone(she has hay during this time and grass) She also kicks the fence when she wants to eat. Her getting hurt by this doesn't make her stop us telling her no getting a smack doesn't change it she will walk around you and do it on the other side. She does eventually stop but always continues it at some point.
Pawing: not so much an issue but she does it 24-7 seems to me most the time she eats right where she has pawed. But other times she paws when waiting to be fed.
She use to push her feed bucket onto the ground but since we have secured it she has stopped that behavior.
She was very pushy but since being pushed back I have yet to experience that again.
So when she acts up for dinner/breakfast time we walk away with the feed until she is ready to behave it normally doesn't take to long and stopped doing it for a few days at one time. Now this same horse that will be so stubborn will walk over to you while in a chair and lay her head on you. Hard to be mad at that......
We are stern with her but she doesn't get who is boss obviously. I am at a lost, I don't want to give her up of course. Help