Took my mare out on a trail ride yesterday. At the begining she was fine as long as she was near or in sight of her pasture buddy. About 3/4 through the ride my mare lost sight of her buddy and started calling out. When we met up with the buddy mare, my mare started acting like a stud would when they would start walking up to mares. After someone asked me if my mare was a stud, I got really embarrased!
We got back to the trailers for lunch and stopped for 1 1/2 hours before we went out again. Where before my mare would just quietly walk past other horses, she started pinning her ears back at every horse. We got up at the top of a hill and when the buddy mare came around us, my mare pinned her ears back, showed her teeth and started to paw the ground and kinda screamed like (get away from me) as if a stud had approached her. (NOTE: there were no studs on this trail ride).
The saddle that I was using has showed no signs as to being an ill fit. This mare had been diagonsed as having a slight degree of rotation in the right front hoof and has soft soles as a result of a founder case. She is being treated as such and has showed no signs of swollen tendons or stiffness since we started treating her.
At the first trail ride and at home this mare has shown a kind eye and has been docile except for wanting to be with her pasture buddy. (WHICH THIS ATTACHMENT IS ABOUT TO DRIVE ME CRAZY).
I am at a point that I am getting tired of dealing with this behavior. As before she was by her self and was perfectly fine. But I want to be with other people and need a horse that gets along with others and has no attachment issues.