Well, I got my first horse just over two weeks ago, she's a 14.3hh welsh D mare, and she's great, a little fizzy but really fun and such a sweetie!
She lives out over the summer, and since i've moved her to my yard, she's been out in the field constantly apart from a few hours a day when I bring her in to ride, groom etc. She gets to nibble from a haynet while she's in and theres plenty of lush grass in her field. However, I hacked her out yesterday, and she's normally forward going on hacks, but she was VERY spooky for the first time, and even reared a few times when she got 'scared' and did some mini rear hops when I wouldnt let her canter when she wanted.
She didnt scare me, but I don't want her to behave like this cos I wont be able to enjoy hacking, and I don't want her to get into bad habits.
She's also put on a bit of weight since i've got her, I think she's having too much lush grass, and its giving her too much energy that she isnt using, which is making her a bit silly. Im not the most experienced, but does this sound about right, or do you think it could be somthing else?
Any advise would be great!!!
Wanna have an amazing, non-stressful summer on my beautiful pony :)
Just thought i'd show a pic of her, cos I think she's stunning!! HAvnt got any of me riding her just yet, but will put some up soon!
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This is her last owner on her!
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Sorry if the pics come up twice, just wanted to make sure they did show!!