She has become pushy when leading always trying to hurry to her destination even when Sugar is right next to her and in sight. She has almost bowled me over while leading, again baby was right next to her and she knew it. I got on her in the arena to walk around quick and tried to get her to foxtrot, HER FORM WAS AWFUL. For the first time in ever riding her, it was the most uncomfortable ride we have ever had. At this point I'm not going to ride her for a while and am just going to ground drive her to build up her back muscles again and get her form back. She is super pissy about that too! She has never shown attitude like this before. Oh and another thing, she spooked like crazy yesterday when I went to put the saddle on her. She has NEVER spooked before about it. She was pulling back hard and almost made poor Sugar fly. She is also being incredibly stubborn about her feet. I used to be able to tap her canon and she would lift her legs so I could pick them out. Now it is more of me having to shift her weight, then working to get it up, after that I hope I have it up long enough to clean it because she will try to stomp it down and has almost caught my fingers a few times. She almost kicked me yesterday when I was cleaning out one of her hind legs.
Is this attitude normal for a mare after giving birth? Because quite frankly I dread going to see her right now because her attitude and mannerisms are making her irritatingly unbearable. I just want to know what has happened.