So, currently we've got three horses on our property. One is mine, two are 'free leases' (the owner cant afford to feed them both, one is a VERY well-trained perfect 'show pony' the other is a brood mare pony, "bomb proof" etc. Basically, we're holding the broodmare until they want to breed or have the money to take them back).
Well, I went out and decided to ride the broodmare, she's typically my sisters, but I wanted to try her out. She's little, like... 12 hh little, but I'm a fairly balanced rider, and I was bareback, so it was all good.
Surprise one: nobody bothered to tell me, but apparently she's gaited.
It was nice... but I was kinda confused, gave her a bit of a kick to get her to do something I recognized and BAM! off we went. Apparently she had no trouble carrying me, and it was a nice little gallop, so no problems there.
BUT THEN we hear a crash and my gelding (who I'd just put in the barn) books it down into the field, I go check and he kicked the door off the barn.
Somebody is a bit jealous, apparently, and needs to learn his 'stay in your darn stall' manners.
I didn't punish him, he was very... rowdy, it was almost dark and there were legs everywhere, but I plan on getting on his manners tomorrow, HARD.