Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Melbourne Australia
aggressive behaviour in the rain
I am new to this forum. I bought my Arab about a months ago.He's a 9 year old gelding and a bit spooky. We really build a good bond in the last 4 weeks and he loves to come and greet me and come out for play sessions. Yesterday I came to my agistment and it had started to rain heavily. The owner of the agistment did not rug him and when I took him out he was nervous. We made it halfway to the arena when he started going sideways, ears a bit back, head lowered and sort of threatening me. Not sure how to explain it but we turned around and until I took the halter of in the paddock he was acting really weird. I backed him up every time he started being dominant but I've never seen him do anything like this.
Maybe anyone can give me an idea what to do next time?Is it possible he just hates the rain so much that he's refusing to work?