Originally Posted by EnzoLeya
She is adorable!
Except for when she kicks!
It hurts so bad! We've got bruises all over our thighs and she thinks it some sort of game! I'm not exactly sure what we are supposed to do when she does that to us, I've heard several solutions. I just keep a lead rope in my hand and toss it at her bum whenever she swings her butt towards me.
When I got Jet she was 12 months old, 15hh and had NO handling or manners taught the first year of her life. Her favorite thing to do was kick out, both in play and just being a stubborn brat. The first thing I taught her was to yield her hindquarters. If she didn't step away, she got a pop on the hip with the whip. If she kicked out, she got popped. It took just a few sessions of that, and she no longer kicks.
But then again, she is a BIG baby and it was necessary to stop that behavior really quick because it was extremely dangerous with her size.