I've had india for a lil over 4 months now...and have noticed her mood to being groomed changes--i'll go through my normal routine and please please let me know if I'm doing something wrong or any suggestions. Im still new to this stuff but I take good to any "legit" advice yall guys can give me.
I first give her, her oats...and as she's eating im using the curry and do that till I get all the lick marks (horse next door like to lick her?) and dirt and just make it nice and smooth...then I use the brush and smooth her out even more. By this time she is done with her oats and moves on to her hay...which I then brush out her mane and tail...her mane and tail are both long--especially her tail...and when I bought her she had a huge (the size of a grapefruit) knot in the middle of it...and that was a tuffy just working that out--I have washed her tail out and really took my time to get all the build up oil (very nasty stuff) but I didn't want to cut her tail...it's super long and very thick--its beautiful now and everyone notices it :) So it's been about 2 months or so doing the same routine...and alllll of a sudden--I pull up to do my thing, and she ain't having it! Ears back...doesn't even approach me (which she always does) just looks at me like "leave me alone I don't like you"...my feelings are hurt--I ain't going to lie, not used to that from her. So I continue as usual but I'm more weary than normal...and as soon as I start to groom her she reaches her head around to nip me...again ears are back...so, I just talk to her and pet her and just try to ease her tension. Ears go forward I continue on...I get to her rump, back leg stomps, ears go back again. It's like she doesn't want to be bothered...so I'm just going to call these "fits". Ok so now my question is this...these "fits" only happen like once a week...but it's an allll day thing...the other days...she so happy to see me and have me love on her and groom her and just being around, following me like a puppy. Is this normal for a horse to have their bad days??
Also I do want to point out, only "most" of the time I groom her while she eats...but I do also groom her tied up and no food around.
I really appreciate whomever takes the time to read this book I just wrote but I want yall to know everything so that yall can give me your best advice--thanks :)