Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
OMG! You haven't seen your horse in five days? You are soooo bad! Ok, just kidding :)
Can they be "resentful"? Maybe. I know they can be a PITA. Horses like routine. If you visit every other day and suddenly miss a while, they definitely can show attitude. Like others have said, I don't allow disrespectful attitude.
A friend of ours used to come visit and ride one of our mares regularly. Then she didn't come for two months. The mare wanted nothing to do with her, our friend, when she came again. The mare would turn and walk away. This mare is normally very "lovey". What I mean is that she likes attention and affection. She likes to get hugged and rubbed on, so for her to walk away shows her displeasure.
Also, if I go to the geldings before seeing the mares, I get the same response. So, is it jealousy or resentment? I don't know. I do know that they can show an attitude. It just depends on the horse. One of our geldings could care less if I went to see him or not.
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