When they arrived yesterday about 12:30 I put them in the field with Arrow (my 17 month old colt) everything was fine and I left them to settle in and get used to eachother. About 5 in the evening is when I usually feed Arrow so I went out to grain them. Caught them with little problems, needed to bribe them with food. But everything was going good.
So we get to my problem.. This morning at 8 am is when I feed, I went out there got Arrow and Sanuye (the three year old) put them in their spots and went to get Belles (the filly I'm having the problem with). She came up to me and I petter all over her and went to grab her halter slowly because they are a little skittish and she flips and rears up and starts pawing. Well I calmed her down and when I asked her to walk she done it again.. But after I got the rope on her she was fine. I'm puzzled. She only does it when my hand is there. But if I get the rope on her she is fine..
What do you think is causing this and how can I get her over it? I've never had this problem before..I am pretty sure they may have both been abused previously.. They are VERY nrevious and jumpy around men, but fine with woman and kids.
Thanks in advance :)