My horse Charm has been great all through training. Basically she has been one of the easiest horses I have trained. I have taught her everything from the ground up and I just broke her out last month (not even a month ago). I have gotten about 15 rides into her and she now knows how to calmly walk, trot, whoa, and her leg aids are getting pretty good.
The thing is, is that she has become cranky and irritable. I have owned this horse for about 2 years and know when she isn't like herself. She isn't in heat and I know she was about a month ago. She doesn't bite or anything like that she just is..... cranky! She wont relax and she usuallly is a really calm, generally happy horse.
Do you think this may be because I am pushing her to hard with training?
Or something else?
By the way I haven't switched anything in her normal schedule. Only one change to her feed and that was adding paprika for her black coat (could that be a problem?)