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        02-10-2012, 02:39 PM
      #21
    Foal
    I agree with Mudpie, trying out a mare supplement is a really good idea. My mare was doing pretty much the same thing: she was sensitive in her sides, hated being chinched up, and sometimes would buck and "throw fits" when I rode her (especially when she was in heat). I'd been working with my trainer for a long time on this, and finally a fellow boarder recommended a supplement. I was kind of... I don't know... wary about it, but I tried it anyways. MAN, what a DIFFERENCE! After the first month, I could see a HUGE change in my mare, and she calmed way down. You could just see that she felt better, and she was behaving like a perfect angel. I keep her on it all the time (not just when she's in heat) and she does fantastic. I use MareMagic(:
         
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        02-10-2012, 02:48 PM
      #22
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by MakeYourMark    
    I agree with Mudpie, trying out a mare supplement is a really good idea. My mare was doing pretty much the same thing: she was sensitive in her sides, hated being chinched up, and sometimes would buck and "throw fits" when I rode her (especially when she was in heat). I'd been working with my trainer for a long time on this, and finally a fellow boarder recommended a supplement. I was kind of... I don't know... wary about it, but I tried it anyways. MAN, what a DIFFERENCE! After the first month, I could see a HUGE change in my mare, and she calmed way down. You could just see that she felt better, and she was behaving like a perfect angel. I keep her on it all the time (not just when she's in heat) and she does fantastic. I use MareMagic(:
    Good!! I was hoping someone would comment about that...that has tried it! Good to know it's positive feed back...I am one of those that have to read about it inside and out...good way to start...I will look into maremagic...and possible others but def. This one first....Im glad it worked for your mare...My mare hasn't bucked...(I can't say she will never) but so far no...bolted on me without warning...yea...but riding issues...she's pretty good...except for the time I "stupidly" walked her by that stallion...like I said rookie mistake, I know better and wouldn't dare...Thanks everyone...have to go get my children from school :)

    Will keep you updated on the mare magic...or whatever supplement I give her...leaning more towards that for now...thanks again, I appreciate it!
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        02-10-2012, 05:17 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    Not that this is always an excuse for bad behavior, but did you consider perhaps your saddle might not fit well? Especially since you say you are sliding around in it? A well fitting saddle should fit well even with a loose cinch.

    Just a thought. It would explain the grumpy/cinchy behavior and the saddle moving around.

    I had a Arab gelding that used to be crabby, cinchy, and would bite. We all just excused it as his disposition, but looking back on it I'm sure his saddle never fit well at all. I was just too young and green at the time to realize it.
         
        02-10-2012, 06:54 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Ok, so I did something new today...
    Well first off I went to her around 3:30 ish...First thing I did was NOT feed her but lead her out of her pin...did a few lil circles around the side (that the stallion is not on, lol) and then tied her up--no feed, on the outside of her pin...and went on to grooming her. At first she was a lil hestitant when I tied her...she kept looking at her green bucket (that's where I put her hay...and tugging to go, so in a low voice I growled at her (someone's advice on here) and said no...but it came out more like nuuhhh, lol...anyways, it worked?! She did tend to everynow and then take a look at her bucket but didn't mind the grooming...as for her belly, I took a few ppl's advice on here and touched her gently there just to get her used to it...and with a soft brush I groomed her...she didn't seem to mind, ears went back a few times but not flat back just back...she was fine. So I think I may have found my new way of doing things with her...also I do plan to not quite stick to a routine time I groom her as one person had mention would be a good idea. And as for her saddle not being the right size...it is a perfect size, for my 26th b-day (a few months ago, november) my husband took me to get fitted for a saddle and all new tack...the saddle I got is a billy cook barrel racing half breed 16...which a friend of mine works at the place I bought it from and knows my horse's size and plus the 15 was too small :( lol, BUT--I will be getting a longer cinch...so that could very well be the "cinch" problem...the cinch--the white cloth part (the thicker cotton) one is what needs to be bigger...I'm headed to the areana with her tomorrow...thankfully I have a friend with some extra longer cinches...but none the less I'm ordering one tonight along with maremagic...after reading up on it--it seems legit, I will let yall know...

    Lastly, here are a couple pix of India that I took today after I did her grooming and putting her back in the pin :)
    --Again thanks for the advice, EVERYONE!! :)
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        02-10-2012, 09:45 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Sure, horses can have good days and bad days. I have a mare myself, and while she's generally very good, she can be witchy too. She never threatens me or tries to assert herself -- the extent of her witchiness comes in the form of making me work a little harder to catch her, fidgeting a bit while tied, or swishing her tail when I'm brushing her. When I say "Quit!", she quits.
         

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