That is too cute, the pony .. going for the goodies.. Chrome looks like he is going to be a nice horse, sounds like some one used the crop one time to many with him . Its good that you got him to calm down. Hope your shoulder and knee are okay.
Yup that pony is a charachter she was used in a petting zoo so she is sooo friendly if she is let out and we are out by the big horses she will come up and poke your legs with her muzzle. The first time she did it she about gave me a heart attack as I was leaning and almost fell over haha.
Ya I wish there was a way to know what happened with him. He has no problem when its in my hand and I'm riding or when I have it in my hand and go to get on. He is great lunging until I go to switch directions and then he gets all weird. We right now are connecting it with his ears as that's the only thing we can think of that would cause him to act the way he does. Between being ear twitched and having pus and gunk cleaned from the oppopsite ear daily, possiby beaten and being young all with questionable methods and background well he isn't too bad. He still loves people and even in a group of hot headed horses running ragged I can walk out and right up to him with no problems. He definitely isn't being allowed to bully or walk all over us though, he was seemingly babied as he likes to be right up on top of you and tries to use his body weight to push you around, he also had a slight nipping problem that we got rid of real quick.
Well looks like chrome still has something in that darn ear. He is an awesome ride but his ear is still needing to be squeezed out daily. Sooo another vet call is in order. The guy will be coming out on Wednesday and I wish wr had better closer equine vets cause I am not very impressed with this guy already. Had this really been an abscess it would have cleared up with us doing everything he told us. However he didnt listen about our worry that there was something lodged. We'll see.