Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
Ummm...I think your best bet, first and foremost, would be to get her checked for pain. This includes teeth (dentist or vet) and spine/joints (chiropractor). She may have sharp teeth, or she may have fallen over and put a joint out. Considering she is drooling, I would get the teeth checked first.
I'm not sure having the horse in a larger pasture is what sparked this. I have a young horse in a pasture and, if anything, it seems to have mellowed him out even further. They have less pent up energy and get more exercise.
Lastly, some young horses are not very tolerant of green riders and the mistakes they make. If you are a green rider (?) then there is the possibilty that the mistakes that you make occasionally just put her over the edge. Young horses generally aren't as tolerant and resilient as older horses. Especially since she is two.
Also "cowboy camps" are probably not that good an idea. They start the horse, but young horses need more training than can be provided in 30 days.
Your best bet will probably be (if she isn't in pain) to sell her and get a horse far more suited to your family. Green riders and green horses don't mix (but you know that =P). I'd get more opinions than mine, but you probably need to get a different horse. A 9 yr old would probably be far more suited to, say, a Welsh pony. Or you could go for a mized breed with draft blood for a bigger horse.
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