Behavior: Discipline for Kicking and Striking

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Q: We have a disagreement in our barn: How do you best handle immediate discipline for a horse that strikes out with both front feet or cow-kicks and knows better (not a young horse)? Those people in our barn who have Western discipline upbringing say it's okay to kick the horse in the ribs (much like you would thump on one if you were riding and the horse wouldn't respond to le

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