Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Our last ride, it started out ok, wih us leading, and it went downhill when my cousin and her mare got ahead of us and my neighbor's horses started running around like idiots.
Though, it was just a bad day in general, I think, for Dakota... He's usually fine with other horses running around like idiots and he's usually fine with being in the back or the front... he just gets a bit aggressive (he pins his ears, give dirty looks, attempts to kick and tries to nip) towards other horses (besides his dam) when the other horses ride right beside him, for some reason...
Also, on another note, since I've been working with him on groundwork these past few weeks, he's become an angel on ground. He's no longer pushy and pssy during feed time and will back away and stand there until I pour his feed, take off his halter, and walk away before going to his bucket and today I asked him to move away from the feed pan after I let him eat for a few moments... usually he would get really, really upset, trot in circles, and try to sneak and/or push past me to get back to his feed, but he backed off and stood still until I backed away from his pan again! I did have to use a leadrope and shake it at him a little to get the message across that I wanted him to move, but he didn't pitch a fuss when he figured it out!
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)