Any way to retrain a food aggressive/aggressive horse?
I feed twice a day, and have free choice hay out for the girls. Worked fine for day one. Day two, I see Cindy chasing and kicking at Cinder so she can eat both buckets, and now she's driving her away from the hay as well.
I don't have the facilities to separate for feeding but I'm guessing I'm going to have to figure something out. I brought Cinder out of the pasture this evening long enough to let her eat her dinner.
I did happen to get kicked twice by Cindy the other morning for which I gave her a ten minute ground work session for, only for her to kick out at me again this evening, if Cinder hadn't got in between me and Cindy, I would have had a nice hoofprint on my ribcage. I haven't been kicked in years, and the last time (which was the only time) was because I startled the pony.
I carried a crop with me but this is really behavior I haven't ever had the luck of encountering before. I need advice. The good, the bad and the ugly.
Horses are like therapy ~ and almost as expensive