I was in the horse pasture and his other 3 horses were in there as well and it seemed as if the one I was riding , her mind were more on the other horses more so than anything. The other horses often followed us as well, or hung around. She to me needs some work definitely because she stopped alot and didnt want to advance without taking the reigns and tapping her hind quarters a little. She also tried to kick some and stuff while I was on her. She is a nice paint mare, about 12 yrs I believe but not sure I want to get her. I really want something that I can just get on once or twice a week and don't have to worry about all the attitudes and stuff lol. I have a few questions I will post in a few but just wanted to state some things here first. I was told yrs ago when I was acquiring about a horse that I needed to get something older that was more settled and wouldnt have to worry about all the moodiness and stuff.
My questions are:
Would any horse, no matter how old, have days where when they don't want to be ridden they will just act up out of the blue? I want to be able to say if I don't to ride during a 3 wk period, if I go to her I want to be able to saddle her up and stuff and not have to worry about her forgetting what I am attempting to do.
Should a well trained horse know and not forget the basic teachings of what you are attempting to do? I know they say you should talk to your horse and let them know what you are doing by sort of showing her with your hands and stuff.
That's all I can think of at the time but any pointers you guys want to share with me you can as well. I have been told alot of little pointers and things to keep in mind when messing with horses so I know a good bit of things, but I know I will learn much more when I get my own and have an oppurtunity to be around em everday and get used to her and her to me.