I have been riding in the snow for the past week or so as the weather has been above freezing & I posted it on here & everyone was so encouraging. I have been riding my hubby's horse as he doesn't mind trudging through the snow (not deep only about 7 inches) & my showhorse pouts when he is ridden in snow. First time I got Scotty out of the paddocks, my horse was poised to take off down to the pasture, (paddock gates open to the fields) if I was going to choose him. He looked quite smug he wasn't being ridden. He kinda hung around watching us in the arena. He did the same thing the next few days when I gathered up Scotty. Fine, I am not riding you, who cares. Yesterday I go to get Scotty, Mr Indy is coming up to me, nuzzles the halter, grouching at Scotty to stay away (Scotty is his sire, no respect all). Well I shooed him off & took Scotty. Indy waited at the gate & watched us with beady eyes, mad like. I am thinking, yeah right, I am giving him human qualities, he's probably just hungry or something. Today I go out there & Indy chases Scotty out of the paddocks & runs up to me already to be haltered. Hmmm, okay lets go then. I have never seen such a happy horse, ultra perfect, your wish is my command obedient, unreal
! Well Scotty is screaming like a little girl from the gate all mad he is not being ridden! Geez, horses going crazy because they are fighting over who gets to be ridden! Now I've seen everything. Please tell me my horses are not the only ones, lots of horses do this, although I have never seen this before. I have seen horses get jealous over being petted, food, attention, but exercise? Especially when the horse in question was running away from it a week ago?