Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Down in Alabama
Sometimes she will be stomping at the flies, so I always spray her legs before I start grooming. I'm always firm with her, and she usually corrects her behavior..however, she was moved to a new barn last Thursday, and she spent her first day out with the other horses in the pasture yesterday because I felt she needed some time out of the stall. When I got to the new barn today, she was wanting out, wouldn't stand still, untied herself in the indoor arena, kept pacing, so I would work her a little. She was finally put into her stall where she started pacing. I finally got a friend to help with her bridle. I kept her halter and lead line on her as I walked her outside to the big arena. Let's just say that she was wanting her way and we had to have some talks, pops, and finally taken back to the indoor arena where a man held her while I mounted her and rode her inside. Then she started throwing her head up. I know she wanted to go outside and play with her new friends, but, she was going to be ridden, even if for a few minutes. She calmed down, then I unsaddled her, and let her cool off inside the arena for about 15 minutes. She walked nicely to the pasture and ran off to play. I feel that she is like a kid with a new bicycle or at a candy store, lol. Since it is so hot and humid, I think she needs a few days to play with her friends, then, go work her in the indoor arena later in the day when she may be calmer. What do you think? At her former barn, she seemed almost too calm because she rarely moved around while grooming and saddling her. Her only problem that I corrected was bridling her, and was fine until today. I guess I would be like a kid on mt dew if I had some new friends, green grass and a nice, new home!