07-27-2009, 06:39 AM
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My mare, who I thought would never be a problem is buddy sour. I have a 7 YO gelding and a 14 YO mare. I work them seperately. My gelding is fine. He doesn't call back, try to go home,... She on the other hand gets pissy. However, she doesn't rear, bolt, pull,... She just trys to turn home. To me, she is manageable. I ride my gelding much more than I do her. I started out just working her on the lawn. While she could see him, she had to work with me. Then I worked on moving her away from the house in the back field. Next, I worked her in a field farther away. If she was decent we came home. If she wasn't when I got back to the lawn, I worked her again. It has taken weeks and now she is much better. They need constant work. Fortunately, my problem isn't dangerous. It can get very dangerous. I will even take Misty for a walk. Plus, I am blessed with two pastures. I seperate them during the day. However, I only have one stall set up. So I bring them together at night. I wish you good luck with your situation. In seperating them, I get much more responsiveness when I go to the pasture. They run to greet me. Where as if they are together all the time, they rely on eachother more.