Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Eastern Virginia
Dealing with an Agressive horse? Need Help Quickly
So to start off with the horse is not my horse, its a horse at my boarders. An Arabian Paint horse cross (or at least that's what we think). When I first started boarding there she was a nosey a-hole. Would not get out of my space or leave me alone when I told her to get lost because I was doing something that didn't involve her.
Well my horse is the dominate mare. After my mare established her dominance in the herd of 4 other mares this arabian mix started getting more pushy in her attitude towards people. Well after getting an old mare (another thoroughbred just shes 29 where as mine is 9) up in weight the older mare seems to have "taken" the young Arabian crosses position in the herd.
Well now the young mare has started Kicking at people for no reason. I've been nicked in the back of my head when she kicked me. She has tried to kick me in the face, shes charged me, it was usually JUST ME, Unprovoked and unwarranted. Just a simple passing by and she would start up with her crap. Well a few days ago she tried to kick my boarder's father in law, this guy has been feeding and dealing with this mare since she was a 2 month old. All he did was walk up to her and pat her on her side, she whipped around and tried to kick him. He did stand his ground then went to pet her again, 2nd time she tried again. Both times missing him thank goodness.
I would like to see this mare sold but it is not my choice. I believe she is dangerous. I have even had her run up to my mare while I was warming her up and buck trying to hit ME. Which caused my mare to jump out the way and caused me to fall. All this mare's aggression has been getting worse. She has even started going after the dogs when they wander into the pasture, my young pup usually likes to walk with me when I go to my horse, my horse doesn't mind one bit. Well this mare charged my pup and if he hadn't run underneath my mares belly she probably would have stomped him to death.
I would like some tips on keeping this mare at bay getting her to know when I do not want her in my face or my space.
I also forgot to mention her aggression is getting worse towards an older Arabian mare. Biting, kicking ect ect.
Last edited by TruCharm; 11-27-2012 at 10:32 PM.