I liked this post...my horse has had only a couple of tantrums in the past and I also thought they were cute..I handled him just fine by making him behave before going back to barn (tantrums were caused by not letting him hurry to catch up with horses ahead of us). I thought they were cute and called them teeny tiny temper tantrums.. well the last ride out with a friend from our barn that has a TWH he wanted to catch up and I wouldn;t let him. He did it twice that day and I didn't have a crop. Both times I handled it verbally alone and that was all it took, but will take a crop next time..and actually the second time was a tad higher and I think all 4 feet were off the ground at the same time. After I got after him he settled down and was a good boy the rest of the ride. I guess maybe I didn;t think it might esculate into something dangerous so now I realize what I could be up for. He is a lazy laid back boy for the most part.