Ah this is so aggravating to watch this clip. Of all times I need my full lunge whip, I dont have it on me. It was in the barn. I needed it so bad when I was leading her and she got fiesty with me and then rears and then when I lunge her, she kicked out a couple times at me.
This is why I need to start carrying it with me all the time because just like today, (just because tonight started great, she whinied at me, was great for grooming and leading) doesnt mean anything.
She really does not like (almost seems she takes offense when I lead her and I start heading to the direction that she is on. So if shes on my right, I make a turn to the right, and she refuses to move over with me, she will purposely stand and let me bump into her. So I give her a sharp elbow to the shoulder or neck and then she gets over but tonight, that one time she got upset and reared. THIS IS WHEN I NEEDED THE WHIP!!! I wanted to smack those front legs as hard as i could before they hit the ground with the whip so bad! All I was able to do was yank downward on the lead really hard to get her feet back on the ground and told her NO!
I sure did not expect her to kick out at me while I lunged her. Not once but twice. I saw it come, I saw her hind in towards me but my 15ft lead wasnt long enough to reach her hind (this is why I dont use 8 or 10ft leads much anymore, theyre useless in my case), I couldnt whip her on the hind with it because i was worried she would turn her hind towards me and strike me. Same when she reared (and she got way up), I wanted to wack her front legs as hard as I could but when a horse gets up, you should NOT step forward in case they kick with their front legs.
This is why when she niped me on the arm when walking back to her paddock, I went crazy on her. This is the footage really wish you guys could see. I lunged her in really tight circles around me for must have been 4 or 5 mins non stop. I didnt have the whip on me so I used the end of the lead as one. I hit her HQ a couple times and then after I basically whipped as furiously as I could, as hard as I could the end of the lead on the ground. I kept doing it non stop, i didnt let off the pressure. She was going fast. She was breathing really heavy. I could tell her anxiety was through the roof.
She even pooped she was so nervous. I knew I really had to make up for earlier and I hope I at least sent a message to her.
I will edit the video and show you her rearing and kicking out but i wont show me lunging her because i was too light on her. But later when I had the camera all turned off and taken down, when she bite me on the arm (light but still), I really gave it to her. She was submitting when I was lunging her in real tight, real fast with full non stop pressure, she had her inner ear facing me, she was licking and chewing but i went a bit longer cause i wanted to send the message.
Last edited by Hoofpic; 10-15-2015 at 10:18 PM.