Hey everyone, I was just wondering if I could get some different opinions. My mare foaled just short of a month ago. She has been a great mom. Very calm and will let you do anything to the foal. Foal is also great, loves people. I recently moved her to a new boarding facility. Before I moved her, I had rode her a number of times and she was fine except for one time where she blew up. She had never done this in the past. She jumped away when I went to get up, and went bucking like a bronc. She rode fine the times after that until I moved her. Today when I went to ride, her mind was all over the place. She is fine in the field by herself, not spooky acting or anything. But when I brought her up to get saddled she was snorting and looking around frantic like something was about to attack her. The foal has been with her the whole time. Never out of her sight.
So having said all that. Any opinions? I thought that it might be the new environment. Might be best if I just give her a break. Some time off, and concentrate on working with the foal for now. Then take time and start her off in a while starting with groundwork up.
Any advice helps!