Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
Agree with the above poster.
The horse does not respect you..at all, seemingly. You need to do some serious groundwork with her. Backing, yielding hind and forequarters, leading with you and not lagging behind, etc.
I will say though, that pinned ears don't always mean the horse doesn't respect you. My mare has the utmost respect for me and will move the moment I start to ask, but she will pin her ears the whole time. It's called being a mare, just like myself, she's most likely just acting like either a hormonal teenager or a menopausal woman, LOL.
I retrained a kicker..Not only horses she would kick at, but ANYTHING anywhere near her hind end would have hooves flying at it. It's either an insecurity (right now you aren't her leader..if she doesn't respect you as such, she isnt going to trust you to protect her..which means she has to protect herself) or attitude. Regardless of what it is though, you need her respect on the ground and then move to undersaddle and correcting the kicking problem (if it's still there).
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