I'm still having trouble with my 8 year old gelding which charged at me last week while longing.I have already posted on this issue. I know it is a respect issue. I'm trying not to be a predator to him. Great ground manners leads well lifts feet well very laid back until there's pressure of some sort.
Today I was working him with baby steps trowing the rope all over him done great. Hind quarter yields little pull on the rope touch his hind quarters moves great.he was acting very relaxed yawning licking lips all the good sighs. When I started working on front leg yields hand on front shoulder hand in face he starts to move then out of nowhere ears back and tried to take a chunk out of my hand I got out of the way just in time.So I took the rope snatch the rope walked around the round pen with the horse behind me look back and he has his head up and ears down.
Having no ground manners for the first time would not stay still.Now my Question is if I pop him good for doing such stuff is he going to get more aggressive and charge? How do I need to go about correcting this kind of behavior and get some respect out of this horse? Thanks