Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
[QUOTE=BarrelBunny;1570029]You don't always whack the horse. First, you gently tap the air, tap the air harder and harder until you are gently tapping your horse. If the horse is still not listening, tap the horse harder and harder until he/she moves. Once the horse moves, rub it away immediately and let them stop and think about it. You are not just stepping up and smacking the horse with the stick. Smacking the horse is the last resort, and, you only do it AFTER you have asked by tapping the air.
I agree.....I know the method and it worked great on one of my other horses. It was the sight of the stick alone that sent my mare over the edge more less tapping the air....lol.