I took my OTTB mare out for a trail ride yesterday with a friend. My friend fell of the horse she was riding and I had to run after him on my mare but as soon as we started going my mare started bucking like nuts. Going absolutely crazy, and still running.
This was at the very beginning of the ride when we had just got on, and I was riding bareback. Thankfully I was able to stay on her but I felt like I was at the rodeo!
Every time I touched her with my legs she would get upset and sometimes even squel. Eventually I caught the other horse but it was after lots of very, very gentle leg cues to finally get her in line with him close enough to grab his reins.
I thought she hated going out for the ride since was very unagreeable but today when I went to the pasture she literally galloped over and nuzzled me, then followed me. Then she went over to the gate where we went out for our ride yesterday and stared at me. It seemed like she wanted to go out again. Wow is she hard to figure out.
Any ideas on why she is acting like this? Or how to get her to stop bucking?