Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Nine Mile Falls, Washington
• Horses: 0
So.... saturday shooter got his hooves done. My instructor just did a trim to make them better until a real farrier gets out. But ****, he was... fiesty. He started getting bored during the trimming process, always sighing and at the last one tried pulling away.
He was covered in mud and needed a good grooming so my instructor could rest his back and as I was grooming his ears were pinned and he was glaring at me. So I popped him one and told him to knock it off. Didn't phase him. Finished what I was doing, and he was still glaring. So I popped him with the halter a couple times and made him back up. Proceeded to lead, and his head was up in the air, and his tail was cocked to the side (he can't bring it up completely like some arabs can, so it just flops to the side)and kept trying to prance over to the gait.
Ran in, forgetting he was still on the halter, which he is very lucky the hot wire was off... anyway, and as soon as I undid the halter he just tore his head away and ran straight over to the other horse, almost running him over and tearing into the fence. He proceeded to run around a little bit after that.
Shooter even gave my instructor some sass as we were leading another mare out that he used to be pastured with so she can get trimmed.
I was told that he probably wants to be messed with and ridden. I've been told by his owners that he likes being worked, and he gets bored a lot. He was certainly more energized then than he usually is.