I am a new horse owner. I've been around horses off and on all my life, but I am stll pretty green with them. I'm getting better though. We have had our horse Allie for about 2 months now. She is a 13 yr old pregnant Appy. She is the most patient horse, or was anyway. When we first got her she never really acted up. But now when we ride her she is SUPER lazy. She just wants to stand and no do anything. ANd the other day she threw a little fit on me for the first time. After I fed her I took her for a short walk and did some ground work with her. She did fine for a bit then she just decided to stop walking. It took a while but I got her to start walking again. Then she jerked her head away from me and tried to run away. I didn't let her. I told her "WHOA" and held on to the lead roap. She stopped, but then after about 5 minutes she did it again. This time she got away. But this time I was a bit shook up. But I went over to her grabbed her and had a good talking to her. (does that sound crazy? Ha ha) I really didn't know what to do. Should I have given her a few hits wth the lead roap to show her I meant business? Or just let her go? She only seems to do this for me! She listens really well for my husbnd. Could the pregnancy be causing her to be moody like this? Sometimes she seems fine and sometimes she's very stubborn. What do you think??