Zum loves to crowd me and take over my space. I need to teach him to respect where I stand and to allow me room to breathe in peace. I don’t want to yell at him or hit him. This approach is the coward’s way to discipline a horse. And it doesn’t work. It only starts a fight and the coward is the loser. The best way is to ask Zum to back away and reward him when he does. If he doesn’t obey me, I have learned that there is nothing wrong with firmly pushing his body out of my way. I can also make a loud growling sound to show my displeasure with his behavior.