Originally Posted by Gidget
It does frusterate me very much. I do expect her to be rude. With me saying this now I just realized she is the alpha and not me...I DON'T WANT THAT!
I don't want to be the one picked on. She is a very marish mare and I can only take so much of it.
I do love my horse which you guys might find odd with everything I post on here :P She has a lot of holes in her training but I see her being a great mare after we establish that I'm the boss and not her.
Well, the one piece of advice I will give you is never start something you can't finish. If you don't have the energy to fight her for 3 hours, then don't start a battle that may take that long. You always must finish what you start. Otherwise they win. (And I know you can't always choose the battle as they start them, but when they do it is important that you come out on top all the time). If this means all you have energy/time to do is jsut catch her and brush her, so be it. Take it in small doses.
A few small wins are a lot better than one big loss.
Oh and for the second part, heck if I judged my horse on how he was instead of just that he's mine, I would probably hate him
We all understand why you love her, she's your horse and we can all respect that. Every horse has their quirks.