Horses - Behavior Issues, Breaking and Training/Pony turns butt to me.


Yes I have read the notification.  I have two 5 month old mini ponies just got them  2 weeks ago. Females. One of them started turning her butt towards me. The other night when I entered the run  to feed her . Yes I am  not experience horse trainer , before you ask .  But I want to learn. I did a lot of reading , but yet I'm still confused about the ear positions and butt turned. She never kicked me . Not yet.  She doesn't seem like she's going to. But I want to stop that butt turning . Why does she do that.  She doesn't seem as scared because she comes up to me and I pet her. But them she'll turn and after a it and the the butt is pointed towards me .

she is being a horse and trying to threaten you and warn you that she is seeing if she is higher and you are lower, the next step will be kicking.  You are right about not being experienced, wanting to learn and taking the time to learn is different.  I have a 500 page web site where I try to start the learning process, but you have to put the time in and read it.  Your questions is like asking a 30 year home builder, I want to learn to build a house and you explain it to me?  You don't know what you don't know, so this question is simple to you but very complex to me.

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--Rick is a student of the horse. I have over 450 free videos on Youtube about horses. I believe in and practice "Natural Horsemanship". I ride mainly western and don't use or promote spurs, bits, or whips. Reins are only one cue for the horse. Using the entire body helps the horse understand. I define riding as a human and horse working together for the enjoyment of both. Pain and fear should not be part of the equation. If you expect feel good advice, you will be disappointed. 95% of all my answers will include the problem is you and not your horse. About 90% of most answers that I give out are on my web site, so if you read it you will probably answer your own question and may learn a few other things. If you ask me a question that I answer on my site or video I will send your question to the question pool.


Rick is an experienced horseman with over 35 years of riding and handling horses. Rick grew up in Texas around horses and horse people. He has started colts, ridden many horses with behavior issues and worked with problem horses. (He believes that most horse problems are really people problems) He believes in and practices natural horsemanship and continues to read and study books by great horsemen. He routinely attends clinics, talks with and discuss horse issues with other clinicians and trainers. He has never met a horse that could not be fixed. Rick believes it is never the horse's fault and with proper handling, all problems can be worked out.

I have life long experience in being around and working with horses. Over the years I have watched good horsemen do the right thing and seen the wrong things done with bad results. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

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