Thank you mildot for the pictures! They were really helpful! Rebel has been trained with spurs, but since I didn't have any when I test rode him, his owners loaned me a crop. I think I maybe barely touched him it twice. I ride western, so I mostly neck rein, I only direct rein when Rebel needs a bit of help, since he has just almost mastered the neck reining.
Haha, the paintball gun is something I thought of also, but those things seriously hurt. I know I would be likely to accidentally shoot myself in the foot.
Ohmyitschelle, that is terrible about the husky, I am so glad that none of your animals were seriously hurt. I would have felt bad if Rebel had kicked this dog also- like it's been mentioned, the dog would deserve it, but I never like to see any animal in pain.
The little dog did retreat when I yelled at it- I think. It's a little hard to remember because Rebel was bolting and crow hopping, the dog was yapping, and I was simultaneously yelling for my dog Larry, and yelling at the little dog. So it's hard to tell which thing actually had an effect.
Larry normally handles most of the dog business for me- but he's getting older and doesn't keep up as well as he used to.
As for leading Rebel on foot sometime past the fluffy beast's house- would you guys recommend a lunge line or a lead rope?