I'm going to make this pretty short as it is late but I unitentionally picked a fight with my horse,Gidget this evening. I went to go feed and our horses had plain ol clover grass hay and my mom's have alfalfa...well usually they are rotate piles and fight so feeding is hard..we will be switching over to the alfalfa. Anyways,our horses kept chasing off Greycie,my mom's horse and so I made lots of loud noises and told Gidget to get while waving my arms in the air. Gidget got mad and annoyed and walked off. I move Greycie's food somewhere else so she can eat in peace but Gidget kept coming back to the same spot and I didnt want my horse think she can dominate everyone so I stood my ground and protected those crumbs of alfalfa....she showed her teeth at me cause I wouldn't let her get the food and then she showed them and acted like she was going to chase me down and then all of the sudden turned and kicked in the air to warn me off...big,big no no I did was scream and jog a few steps back as I thought she was actually goign to attack and I didn't have a whip..so naurally I ran as I didn't want to get my face kicked in. Brian than got the whip and went up to her and she charged after him and reared up and looked like she was going to come down on him but she was 7 ft away...it was dark and it seemed a lot closer. Brian whacked her many times with the whip and well she backed down and respected him and she would keep her distance untill I called her but still had a pi**y look on her face. We did some ground work and then put her in the pipe panel stall and fed in there after awhile. We are going to keep her seperatedand do las much groundwork as we can in the cold weather....I cannot trust my horse. I love her and we get along for the most part...but she challenged me and then tried to hurt Brian. I'm not going to put her down or anything like that but what are some good ground work moves to help improve respect. I want my horse to be kind. I have never seen her so angry.
She is in heat I think. It's all swollen down there like it is when she is in season..but there is no excuse for this