Is there a way to fix it when a horse fakes being sore or lame? I was on a horseback ride in the badlands and had to trade one of the other riders horses because they couldnt handle the gelding I usually ride. The mare I was on was a kids horse, but on the way back to the house, she seemed to be sore/lame. After the rider got off, she stopped limping. My stepdad got on her and rode for a few minutes and she didnt do it at all. Do you just have to show that you are boss or is there a deeper cause?