Ugh! That vid makes me go 'ugh!'. As do most egs of CA that I've seen. I think this is the first thing we've disagreed upon Feathers7 since you've joined - that's a pretty good innings!
What I hate about it.... from the start, showing the farrier trying to work with the horse, ugh! to the unsafe way he was standing & asking for the back foot. Ugh! Ugh! to the way the horse's leg is hoisted out to the side. Esp as the guy says the horse used to be great not so long ago & now he's acting like this - wouldn't surprise me in the least if it's because what the guy is doing is very uncomfortable for the horse.
Then there's CA's 'knee jerk' response to just about anything - push & wave ropes at & frighten & back up & run the horse in circles. Ugh! Push & frighten the horse to desensitise it. Push & frighten the horse & make it back up &/or run in circles whenever it does something 'wrong'. Ugh! Never reward the horse for 'right' answers, just quit pushing it for a sec. Ugh! Never demonstrate any consideration or respect FOR the animal or try to understand & address the underlying problem that may have led to the behaviour. Ugh! Ugh! And the 'messy' way he throws the rope at the horse & stops & starts - sometimes I'm not even sure what he's wanting, so no wonder the horse gets confused. Ugh! I just seriously dislike his whole 'break their spirit' type approach.
And he says you have to do it lots, because it would have taken years for this habit to have come about, so... Altho notice the farrier said the horse was fine not so long ago....
I would also not think this vid/advice is relevant to OP's particular situation really either, even if you agree with the tactics. Only as a way to punish the behaviour if/when it happens.
I am going to work on this tomorrow. Donít know if it will work for this problem because he is desensitized to my training stick and flag but I will turn up the heat in backing him and disengaging his hind quarters. Iíll let you know how it goes.
What exactly of 'this' are you planning to work on tomorrow & why exactly? Not meaning to be sarcastic or such, but asking you genuinely, to analyse the why's & wherefores of what you're planning deeply, rather than just following some procedure because some 'guru' gave you a 'recipe'.
If your horse is 'desensitised' to your stick & flag, does this mean to you that you've(or someone's) done lots of this sort of stuff & he doesn't react to anything? Or that you try to get him to *respond* to the stick/flag & he won't? Or that he's desensitised to you just fluffing about with it, but is *responsive* to the tools when you ask for something? I think the first 2 instances can be problematic, but the 3rd is where you want a horse to be - not afraid or reactive, but also yielding, responsive.
What is it you are hoping to achieve by 'turning up the heat in backing him and disengaging his hind quarters'? Why do you feel the need to 'turn up the heat'(I take that to mean get aggressive about it)? Is he good or bad at this sort of thing ATM? How do you anticipate this will help him learn not to kick out at horses who get into his space?
As horses learn from *instant* consequences to their actions and don't learn well from abstracted type exercises which aren't directly related to anything, doing a bunch of abstracted, aggressive(or otherwise) backing up & circling is not going to relate to anything regarding kicking at other horses. It will associate you & your groundwork with unpleasant 'work' & punishment & confusion. If you are just going to use CA's style - or any other - of punishment to 'treat' your horse kicking out at other horses, you need to set up situations with other horses, so you can punish him *at the time of* him preparing to kick them.