Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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You don't need to shout or hit her, but you do need to create fair but firm leadership
She is constantly trying you, because she can,and not because she is super smart, although a smart horse is more likely to pick up when rules are not consistent
Bolting when led, and I don't care where to, pulling feet away, being gate sour, are all examples of lack of respect on her part, far as your leadership.
It would be easier to find some magic pain pill, and fix her,but unfortunately, you also have to realize, that the pain you imagine, might just be between her ears.
While it is a desire by many to believe, that if a horse has no pain issue, then that horse will work for you 100% with honesty, and this myth is perpetuated by Hollywood horse movies
While I am certainly not dis counting a horse working for you because of a bond,
a desire to please, it is also a fact that a horse likes to please someone he both respects and trusts, and one who appears as a leader he can rely on.