Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chittering, Western Australia
Crazy out of control hormones???
My mare has always been a bit on the spirited side... and by spirited I mean dominating, bitchy, backstabbing (can horses do this, I swear they can...) nasty, moody, sometimes aggressive... I've always managed to keep her under control. However, she is now four months pregnant with her first foal. Ever since the day she came back from stud she causes trouble at every oppurtunity.. being a downright bitch, stirring up other horses for the fun of it, she has since become exhausting to ride, it feels like a wrestling match!! She is completely explosive at the slightest touch, and has become so disrespectful. And we're only four months in, god help me!!
The only thing I can think of that has caused such a massive change in her personality is (1) obviously pregnancy.. and as this is my first foal as well, it's all learning for me but I assume as with people hormones can go a bit crazy... and (2) when she got back from stud we had a new horse, a quiet agelic mare. Before this my mare had lived on her own for about 4 years where I was her only company...
Desperate for some opions of others?? I'm about to begin horsemanship lessons with a fantastic trainer.... but I'm curious as to other people's experiances in similar situations, and what happened???