03-06-2012, 11:13 PM
| || | Behavior of Miniature ponies bad or good or both??
I apologize if this is the wrong thread, I am a newby :) I have owned a few miniature pony stallions, fortunately they were all very sweet and I was able to train them very well. I got a new miniature pony mare a few days ago. She is stalled, and might be pregnant but if so only three months in. Tonight (it was dark) I stepped in the stall, while she was on the other side of the pen, and bent down to scoop her hay up so the wind wouldn't blow it away. When I did so she charged me reared in me and bit my back. I think it has a lot to do with her respect issues, she tends to nip, kick when annoyed, swish her tail, and squeal. I knew she nipped but I was not expecting an attitude from her as she is very sweet. Her previous owners never tought her respect at all (she is 2-3years fully grown). Only one other MP mare I've had acted like this also. Does anyone have any expire nice with a MP mare with a lot of attitude, is it the breed, something I am doing, or just her horsenality? Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should do and tell me more about the breed? Thanks everyone! :)