My Tb/Paint Catie is honestly one of the sweetest horses I have worked with.
Here she is...
She is very sweet, and everyone comments on how nice she is! My parents even love to help me with her (usually they are scared of horses)
Here is my problem;
I've had her for almost 5 monthes now, and we have gotten really far with her already. When I first got her, the owner said she is a bit "girthy". I figured, typical mare, I've delt with it before. It was fine when I first tacked her up, just pinned her ears and got antsy when I tightened the girth. But she has been getting worse. Now she is agressive even when I am brushing her, and goes to bite me when I just put the saddle pad on. Last week she bite me for the first time just when I was putting the saddle pad on her back, I didn't even do anything wrong. So that was a wake up call for me, because like I said she is the horse in the barn that everyone loves.
Do you have any suggestions to help her with her agression? Or to show her that putting on the saddle/grooming/tacking up is not a punishment?
Thanks for your time for reading my thread! :)