Reg better'd me..he got in the field with Kody without having a weapon of some sort. He picked up each of Kody's feet without being kicked. Then of course, Kody thought he would try to bite him. Reg smacked him pretty good across the muzzle, and Kody was just stunned for a moment, but when he went back to Reg you could completely see the respect Kody now had. That's been a problem I've had. I allowed Kody to establish dominance over me by scaring me, whereas Reg came in and immediatly let Kody know that HE was in charge..Reg and I are going to work on putting me back in charge of Kody, but I don't think I'll have to worry about Kody's biting problem when he comes back.
I got a kick out of this..Reg was looking over Kody and says he's not a mean horse. He could tell from Kody's eyes...He's got a deep chest and strong, straight legs. He's going to be an amazing jumper...(But I've known that as he cleared the barnyard fence and went galavanting across the fields). So I'm really happy, because Reg is an extremelly good trainer. He's learned from the Canadian version of The Horse Whisperer, and he thinks Kody is going to end up better than his own horse. I'm so excited..Reg is bringing the trailer on Monday, and we're going to leave it in the field for a few days for him to get used to it...then he's going off to Reg's place.