Originally Posted by Skipsfirstspike
"No one will kick you if you just walk up and KNOW in your mind that you're going to catch this horse.."
I cannot agree with this statement. This is how someone who just reads books on NH gets themselves hurt.
Yes, be confidant, firm, use proper body language. But watch your back. Just because you believe yourself to be dominant, doesn't mean every horse will respect you all the time, especially in a herd situation. Believing you won't get kicked is not enough. You have to make sure you know where all the horses are, and never get between any in close quarters. People are most often not the target, but tend to get caught in the crossfire.
Then maybe my horses don't kick? The worst I've had is a horse so in pain that it wont stop running away.