When I Say My Pony Needs Space, She Needs Space
My horse, Imagine, has been off for about 3 weeks now because he's been lame. So I've been riding my previous trainer's 12.1 Welsh pony because she needs ridden (no one else is seriously allowed to ride her because she is a pretty advanced ride; she can spin, bolt, refuse jumps, etc if she really doesn't like you or you can't handle her) and I need to ride, not to mention she's a complete blast and lots of fun. I used to ride her almost every day for 6-8 months, and jump her twice a week before I got Imagine and moved him to a barn closer to me to board and train, so I know this pony REALLY well. She's super sassy and will bite and kick at times. When she's in heat she is especially sassy and will kick anyone who comes within 5 feet of her.
Well, today I was riding her with 2 other riders in the arena who jump 3"-3'3"; one of the riders who leases basically a push button expensive horse kept coming to close to Pony, and she would pin her ears and try to turn her butt towards the other horse to kick him. So I announced to them that she was being extra sassy and to please give her a bigger bubble tonight so no one would get kicked. The other rider steered clear of us and gave us tons of space, while the same girl kept continuously getting in her bubble and I had to keep kicking Pony and turning her head away so that she wouldn't try to kick this other horse! Is it just me or is this rude? I understand Pony shouldn't do this, but if I was in the other rider's boots, I would be trying not to get me or my horse kicked. I especially don't want us to get kicked at by a bigger horse, because chances are I'd be the one getting kicked. She's gotten better with not kicking out at other horse's, but she still gets in her sassy moods sometimes. Especially since I've the only one riding her right now, and she hadn't been ridden in a week.
Last edited by JustImagine; 12-23-2012 at 09:47 PM.