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post #1 of 2 Old 09-18-2017, 10:24 AM Thread Starter
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How to correct a pushy mini

I have had my mini for 2 1/2 wks now. I adopted her for a companion to my 11 1/2yr old Quarab, Doc. If he gets a little too pushy at mealtime I have no problem correcting him to back off with a simple and firm "no" but my mini is a different story. She bumps the back of my leg and butt with her head no matter what we are doing and is very pushy when I put some timothy pellets in her grain bin. How do I correct her? Should I use a riding crop to fan back and forth around me to establish my personal space to make her back off and wait?
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You correct them the same way you do your Quarab. I prefer to use a good poke with a finger or elbow or if they're behind me, a foot. I'm too lazy to carry a crop around with me. Only use enough pressure or force to get the desired result and don't let your mini get away with anything you wouldn't let a large horse get by with.
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