Um... Well, even though Mudpie is amazing and perfect and I love him more than anything else in the world... he can sometimes, kind of, a little bit, be a punk. There, I said it.
So I have this dilemma... now, Penny has been complaining about how I "pussy foot" around him, blah blah blah, and that he needs to behave better. I am... aware of this. He's usually a gentleman, but sometimes he's not, to put it simply. Especially since he's been recovering... he's been so full of energy that he's been a straight up d***wad! Now, after our little come-to-Jesus meeting, I've been way more firm, and I've really made him be respectful. But I feel so bad! I love him so much, you know?! I don't want to be mean to him...
Gah, I sound like a whiney little girl who just got her first pony.
With all other horses, I'm hardcore about making them behave. They don't put a hoof out of place, and I don't take any crap. At all. Like... I'm a manners-Nazi. Ve vill make you behave! (bad joke, sorry)
But with Mudpie... I just...
There was a time, right after he got out of the pack station, that everyone had to be really careful about handling him. You didn't swing ropes around his face, you didn't make him back up quickly, you didn't jerk on him hardly at all, and you were just making sure that he knew that he was safe and loved and all was well. That's why I'm always so freaky about who I let handle him. (by the way, we're talking ground manners right now)
I don't want to be that horseperson who never does anything about their ill-mannered horse. He's not ill-mannered... He's just a little bit of a jerk sometimes.
You know? :P
Molly doesn't know what to do. :\