I have a problem with my 8 y.o. Standardbred mare being excessively grumpy. She has very good ground manners and will do whatever I ask her. I do a lot of Parelli with her also.
However, I have a real problem when asking her to circle around me, either lunging or circling game. She has her ears permanently pinned back and she has flexion to the outside. Anything else I ask her to do, she will do happily and with her ears forward. I.e. Moving backwards, sideways etc etc
I also have trouble as sometimes in the paddock, she will sidle up to me with her ears back and stand really, really close to me. Should I just send her out of my space as she's trying to be dominant?
And occasionally when I'm leading her and I accidentally bump her, she puts her ears back and threatens to bite, never actually bites though. I don't really know what to do - should I tell her off and get her out of my space or just ignore the grumpy stuff she does? Perhaps she's just I normal mare... I don't know lol