Believe me QOS, I know, i've been facing this obstacle for 3 years now. His mare had a foal (whom is now mine if you look up Storm Chaser), and he got really sick with strangles @ 6mos, he wouldn't even pay the vet bill. And he kept trying to sell him because he was really sick, I thought I was going to lose him, but I pulled him through. And I straight up told him then, either pay the vet bill or give me the colt, so my husband got him for me or it was going to get ugly (technically we got him for $119).
I tried breaking his mare gently after we weaned the colt, she's tossed me 3 times, and him (she gave the ride of his life LOL) once. So I quit before I got seriously hurt to the point where I couldn't work with mine. And I told him a bucker needs professional training (and i'm far from one).
In the mean time, when I go to work with mine, his mare has come up and chased or bit my horses to chase them away, I ended up slammed into a tree, a fence gate, pushed into the electric fence, and knocked down, not to mention the numerous times she's bitten me. She even managed to cause me to get a concussion, because she chased my mare who is always with me, and she had no where to go, but over (i was kneeling checking/cleaning their water). My mare jumped over me, accidentally knocking me in the head with a front hoof, missed me completely with the back, and turned around to see if I was ok, never leaving my side until I got up. I was so upset, and I chased her(FIL mare) away from the rest of the horses, and into the next pasture and locked her in there, and went to ice my head.
So I know this has gotten dangerous. All of my horses have manners, they all come and patiently wait for their turn, and know not to scuffle around when people are out and about (unless they are a good distance away). I know they are horses, and things happen unexpectedly, but wow. I told my FIL that if I got injured one more time because of her antics, she has to go, end of story. I would hate if I had company and she did something like that to someone else, esp kids.
That is great that your horses have such confidence and trust in you and with eachother. Mine are slowly getting there
As of today, we made her her own little pasture, and she still has run of half of the barn, and has her own round bale and sharing a water tub (the fence has plenty of juice
) And its on my FIL property!!!!!
Thank you for your advice, and thoughts.
Here is a pic of her colt. kittens and stormys first day out 018.jpg