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    11-08-2012, 04:20 PM
^^^^ I'm sorry Sorrel but great mental picture there! I think we've all had the "come to jesus" moments at some point or another and I would again agree with everyone that this is what this pony needs. Big or small they NEED to respect your space. It's an animal that could kill you IF they wanted too.

I literally broke a bucket over a horses head yesterday and I'm not ashamed at all. A big 16H walker who is a disaster and food agressive. He is a boarders horse and she does not enforce him, but I do it's for my safety. Was sweeping out his stall he literally pulled the fork out of my hands and ran me into the hay feeder. Grabbed his grain bucket tried to back him off, gave him chances and he wasn't having it. SO I bashed him with it then continued to chase him away with just the handle. May seem outlandish, but it's not. You're either hurt or you show them you mean business.
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    11-08-2012, 06:16 PM
Horses weigh half a ton.A horse strikes another horse, they huff a little then go eat grass. A horse strikes a human, they break bones, cause damage, or even kill us. You can't take that crap if you plan on surviving. You can't train a horse if you're dead; Survive first, train second.
    11-08-2012, 06:18 PM
Well that was interesting! I went up there this evening, I tied him up to pick his feet out. He let me do the first two fine, then when I went to do the second back hoof (I only asked him to pick it up) he started jumping around, leaning into me and then used his butt to push me into a wall.
So I practically roared at him, smacked him really hard and he crapped himself, then I held the lead rope and shouted "NOW YOU STAND!"
And he was a really good boy after that, let me finish picking his feet out no problems

Thank you so much everyone!
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    11-08-2012, 10:54 PM
LMAO Speed Racer and Cherie made me spit my coffee!!

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