A horse that is just naughty??
OK so my mare Ivy, has probably one of the worst attitudes of a horse I have ever seen.
Well... maybe im being a little harsh, but imagine a moody teenager, that will snap at any crazy moment... WELL that's MY BABY GIRL! :)
Hahaha but jokes aside, she really does have an attitude problem! I have had her for almost 3 years, and have tried everything! From a smack on the ass (for all of you people against doing this, let me tell you, my horse smacks her self with her tail harder than we could smack her in the butt with our hand. So please keep your opinions) every time she acts up in the stall or while leading, to the gentlest coo telling her no when she does wrong.... AND NOTHING WORKS!
I of course have learned to love her and deal around it, because she is my horse and I love her no matter the attitude. But the other day it got wayyyy out of hand.
She odes this thing in the ring, where is you are wrking her, AND actually making her work vigorously, she will just stop. DEAD. Mid canter, mid transition, mid WALK! She will simply stop and shake her head and throw a fit! You can get her back going with a swift kick, but she will continue to do it and it is extremely frustrating!
The other day though, we were going to do circles our whole lesson, and let me just tell you she does not enjoy circles haha! (because of the amount of effort she is required to put in! ;) but anywho she was acting up reallyyy bad, like every time around she would stop and buck or rear! So finnaly I smacked her in the butt and gave her a strick no. (after of course many other attempts) she then reared up, for the 2nd time that lesson, and let me just say VERY high. Then procceded to flip over onto her back! ALMOST on top of me!
Of course I checked her, (she was fine, and so was I ) and got back on the ride here around again( she was perfect after that, knowing she had done something very bad)
But what I am trying to get at is that that was the last straw for me ya know>>?? WE NEED to get this under controll. When her attitude is pushing saftey limits that far, we have got a big problem!
Any suggestions on where to begin??? Tips on anyone with experiences like this??
Please don't be rude:))
Love you all thanks for replying!