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post #11 of 50 Old 06-22-2010, 10:02 AM
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Does she turn around and lip your feet when you are sitting on her?

I am guessing she is just checking you out. Something that is not uncommon. And she has figured out how to make you go away and not ride her. Smart mare.

It sounds like you have made her work awfully hard since she has gotten to your place. Maybe a day with only one shorter ride would be best. She might be stiff and sore if your long rides 2x per day are more than she used to do at her old home.



As was said in the other thread. Getting yourself a trainer/instructor would help you tons. Questions like this could be asked of them, and their answers would be more spot on because they could actually see the behavior so they would more easily determine the cause and affect of the situation.

Have you talked with your parents about you taking lessons?
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Does she turn around and lip your feet when you are sitting on her?

I am guessing she is just checking you out. Something that is not uncommon. And she has figured out how to make you go away and not ride her. Smart mare.

It sounds like you have made her work awfully hard since she has gotten to your place. Maybe a day with only one shorter ride would be best. She might be stiff and sore if your long rides 2x per day are more than she used to do at her old home.



As was said in the other thread. Getting yourself a trainer/instructor would help you tons. Questions like this could be asked of them, and their answers would be more spot on because they could actually see the behavior so they would more easily determine the cause and affect of the situation.

Have you talked with your parents about you taking lessons?
She doesn't just turn around to look back, she tried to bite. I will take a break off of riding today, and try to start fresh tomorrow. I would get on her, but I don't want to cause her pain.

I have talked about lessons, we are looking into it.
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I tried to get on again, this time she tried to bite me! It is like she has some pain in her sides.... I then tried to mount up from a mounting block, same result We are going to call the previous owners soon and ask if she ever did this to them.

Is she just being stubborn because we just got her?
My guess, is that she has back pain and needs a Chiro out to give her an adjustment.

Nelson used to bit at me when I tacked him up, beacuse of 2 reasons. He has Ulcers and because his Withers were out and about 5ish vertibra in his back. His neck and poll as well and pelvis...and I never even knew it - but he was showing signs that he was in pain.

A horse doesn't bite at the air or at you for no reason, and my guess is that your horse is hurting and trying to tell you - THAT HURTS.

I would contract an Equine Chirio to come out and give your horse an adjustment. You'd be surprised to find out what may be out. Especially if your horse has never been adjusted.

It amazes me at how many people don't get their horses adjusted.

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post #14 of 50 Old 06-22-2010, 07:49 PM
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she might have an ulcer
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post #15 of 50 Old 06-23-2010, 01:17 AM
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Hunter used to bite at my feet when I first started riding him just cus he didn't want to move, but he has stopped doing it now, she could be testing you.
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OK, she doesn't act like it hurts when I press on her sides from the ground. We are going to the lake to swim today, so I can't ride her today. Tomorrow I will get on and just ride.
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Could you be jabbing her in the sides when you get on?

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She could have sore muscles. She may not have been conditioned all that well when you got her, and from what you've said, you've been riding her a LOT. She may be sore from working too hard. Plus since you are still a newbie, your balance is probably a bit out of whack still, and she may be compensating for that too, and working even harder. Have fun swimming, maybe a day off is just what she needs! :) Hope you figure it out.

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OK, she doesn't act like it hurts when I press on her sides from the ground. We are going to the lake to swim today, so I can't ride her today. Tomorrow I will get on and just ride.

Chances are the pain is in her back, not her sides - but she is biting where she can reach. This sounds to me like the very common reaction of a horse with a poorly fitting saddle. Any way you can get someone to take a video or pictures of this, or pictures of your saddle fit?


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post #20 of 50 Old 06-23-2010, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Her saddle fits fine It is the saddle she has used all of her life.

We had a good time swimming, the water was perfect! I am giving her a day off, then tomorrow morning maybe she will be refreshed.
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