We went out to see our horse this afternoon and realized that the lack of attention she has had this winter has not been a good thing - she's getting naughty! I need to re-establish some respect with her and I need some advice on how to do this. First off I was holding her today while my daughter was brushing her (Normally we put her in the cross ties but some snow slid off the barn roof earlier in the day and spooked all the horses and I didn't want her to spook and flip) and she started nudging me with her nose. She has never done this before so I would say "quit!" and give her a firm, but gentle pop (jerk) with the lead rope and she soon realized that this was a no-no.
After we brushed her my daughter took her out in the pasture for about 15 minutes of ground work, mostly walking/stopping, trotting/stopping, keeping our space in the meantime. Lily was wonderful during this time. She was very obedient with my daughter and well behaved. Shortly after we were done it was turn-out time. The horses were wild out there! Galloping, bucking, trotting, snorting - they were really full of it but having a wonderful time!
Then a couple of hours later when we were bringing the horses in for dinner she almost plowed me over to get into the barn! I was opening the barn door and she started to crowd me so I made her step back and as soon as I opened the door a little more she barged right in! She's never done anything like this before so I want to nip it ASAP!
I'm open to any advice!