I'm just on a posting rampage tonight! This is my 3rd! All about the same horse! Uffda!
Well anyways...Friday when I was up to see the horses, I noticed Cherokee had advanced his little attitude problem. I noticed it a couple weeks ago and just thought maybe he was being crabby, he has those days.
A little info on Cherokee: He is a 13 yr old ex-barrel racer. Has been at multiple homes.
The last couple weeks when I go see the horses, he hasn't been letting me catch him very easily. It's like he's playing hard to catch. I actually can't even touch him without him trying to walk away. He will pin his ears and walk away from me. I don't understand why he started doing this, he used to be such a teddy bear!
I was wondering if he was resenting me for not being there as much as I should. I've been super busy with work and have only been able to see the horses MAYBE once a week. I know that's not very good, but what can I do when I have to work? But I guess he doesn't just do it to me, he does it to my boyfriend also.
I was also wondering if it's maybe jealousy? We got a new mare in October sometime, and after he bonded with her, he started to act that way. He also gets after her alot lately. She will just be standing next to him and he'll pin his ears and bite her. I don't understand...any thoughts would be helpful.