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The trick is to break a horse in a way that habit never occurs in first place. Too many people think a lesson will be enough to educate horse to be ready to go. But if you're driving your horse and he gets caught under tail or cross pieces of shaft touch his quarters...and those parts are unbroken, it would likely frighten and excite him enough to cause him to kick.
And worse part is this: Once started, there is an increased inclination to go on kicking until confirmed in habit.
So cure is prevention. You must make all parts of his body submissive to sensitivity of his extremities. One way to do this is using a technique called poling. Essentially, you take a light pole and start at a horse's nose, rub it over mane, back, belly, quarters, and sensitive parts of body, until all muscles become relaxed.
But what if you have a horse confirmed in habit of kicking?
If that's case, I can give you three possible answers.
One is to sell horse. If you feel it's not fixable then it's not a good idea to keep horse around. You're going to get severely injured if you're not extra careful.
Two, get a professional trainer to help you. A trainer will charge anywhere from $400.00 per month to $900 per month. Is that worth it to get your horse to stop kicking? Only you can decide.
Third, you can learn to do it yourself. There are solutions out there that are pretty good. Jesse Beery, which I mentioned earlier, has a permanent solution to stop it - and it's a guaranteed solution.
Andy Curry is a nationally known horse trainer and author of several best selling horse training and horse care books. For information visit his website at www.horsetrainingandtips.com. He is also the leading expert on Jesse Beery's horse training methods which can be seen at www.horsetrainingandtips.com/Jesse_Beerya.htm