Hi,, dont want to sound silly,, but how do you do that,,, my horse is a kicker at other horses, ( only when they trie to bite him) but i would like to no for when im in the feild with them,, thanks,
I would look up some of Clinton Anderson's shows and watch how he starts a horse through the groundwork. He explains it much better than I can.
I have a mare who kicks at others in the field, but if I step at her hindquarters she will back off immediately from me in any situation, haltered or not. I accomplished that kind of respect from using Clinton's method.
Of course most people misinterpret him as a natural horsemanship crazy. Remember he takes a realistic approach; Safety and horse training isn't always pretty.
Yielding the hindquarters is relatively easy to teach though, the easier at least of some of the exercises. Have a long stick while your horse is haltered, and tap the air. When nothing happens, tap his hip. Keep increasing the intensity of your tap until he takes a step over with his hindquarters, then release and rub him with the stick where you tapped him. Soon he will move with just you tapping the air with the stick. Soon after, you will be able to take lots of steps. The finished product should be pretty, straightness of the body and the hip just lightly stepping over from you tapping the air.
Remember to never accept a half hearted response. Always with energy after he understands the idea.