i have a three year old filly who i've had since december 26th who was and still is generally really well behaved she is an ex race horse last raced late november 2002. Anyway shes had a couple of cuts and stuff and she is fine until you touch them but then she trys to kick she doesn't get away with anything on any occassion but I try to used growly voice and firm handling more so than hitting her The problem is kicking is dangerous shes never got me or anyone yet as it has been more just a kick out at nothing recently shes has started aiming for you i have hit her (hit tho not bashed) for this coz i dont want her kicking but its only when shes got some sort of cut so i dont know whether its really fair on her as she might be sore the person who is helping me with her if i need help is very very strong on horses and i dont really entirely agree she uses the same strength on a 12hh pony as she would on a 17hh horse and has the they have to be scared of you to respect you attitude which i like to think is not true i'm quite capable of doing this but dont think its required as thats not really gaining a partnership with your horse. Shes very submissive when i get mad at her she come to stand by me with her head well below my head height sulking. So basically i'm just looking for peoples opinions on what they do to teach a horse not to kick under any circumstance without destroying their trust in you while keeping in mind its only when treating cuts and things that she does it. I have always been taught to hold up one leg and have some1 then treat the cut but shes very agile and can stand on two legs to kick still.....trying to find an answer before she actually gets someone.