10-30-2011, 09:46 AM
| || | Is my horse being a brat or could there be something wrong?
So yesterday I went to were we board my horse and I got her out, brushed her, put her boots on as usuall. Then I took her in the arean and lunged her and she seemed okay. Then when I tried to lunge her on her other side she wouldnt lunge, and she kept trying to buck if I would try to make her go. So I fought with her awhile made her go around a few times then took her and saddled her. She didnt mind when I put the saddle on or tightened the cinch. Then when I went to get on she laid her ears back and turned her head around(she has never done this before) I got on thinking she is just being a brat and its just one of her tricks to make me not ride her. Then after I got on we walked around a bit I made her trot and she kept making like grunting sounds and she would kind of kick her legs and stop troting and then I would try to make her trot again and she would stop and fight with me and back up and stop her feet. So I walked around a few times and then got off and when I went to get back on she really laid her ears back and turn around as to if she was going to bite me (never done this before either) So I took the saddle off seeing if there was anything pinching her or poking her but I couldnt find anything. Then I pushed on her belly by her flank and she turned around and laid her ears back. If I raised my leg up like I was going to get one she would do the same thing to. She seemed to have a lot of gas but she was pooping a lot. I asked the lady there and she said she thinks she may just be being a brat. When I parents came they looked at her they said she seemed fine but she seemed to be acting a little strange. So do you think she is being a brat or maybe her stomach is bothering her.