Originally Posted by LittlemanRob
Thanks for all the concern about whether she is pregnant or not but I'm more worried about her kicking problem and her twitchy behaviour. And I will say again she has been this way since day one so I don't think the behaviour is because of pregnancy. I first thought it was because she was in heat and would pass once her cycles ended. Since it hasn't I am asking for advise on her behaviour. I also thought that since her cycle ended and her behaviour hasn't gotten better, it might of been because she was anxious about being separated from him. So I put them together and supervised. He attempted to mount her once and that was the last time. She went after him pretty good. I put them together for longer periods and he has not made a single attempt. After being present after much observation I decided to let them stay together. I was actually more worried about his safety as she is larger and her temperament was concern. She has actually been better to be around since they have been together. She can at least be approached and have a leadline put on. She'll come for treats but she does not want to be handled. An obvious move to handle her results in shying away or aggression. I usually bribe her with food and snap the halter on. I've tried grooming her daily to get her used to being handled. I thought I was making progress until she kicked me tonight. I was beginning to think she had been abused so I didn't want to be too aggressive because I didn't want to make it worse.
Addressing statement 1: We know, and we're trying to GIVE you advice on her behavior! Pregnancy can and will make nasty behavior worse. And we're giving you sound advice based on what you've given us.
Addressing the 2nd one: Do you KNOW that? Were you watching? Do you have cameras set up? If he mounted her once he will do it again.
Just approach her like you would a normal horse. Go in, love her, feed her, and leave. Get her used to you, then used to her touching you, then slowly start to get her used to a halter and lead, etc. She's spoiled and gets away with too much.
And for the love of pete, separate them if you don't want a foal. If you're TRYING to get a foal tell us already.