Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: in the country, Kansas
• Horses: 0
I've had all the attitude I can handle!!!
TJ will be going bye-bye! we've had nothing but problems. new saddle didn't help. it seems that she just does not want to be ridden. on the ground work she is fabulous, works great, laterals are there. everything is about as perfect as it could get, ON THE GROUNDWORK!!! but get in the saddle and you better be ready.
several weeks ago i lunged her, was going great. saddled her up and lunged some more, still great. so i thought ah heck get in the saddle. i did and we walked around in our east pasture and then all of a sudden she took off like a bat out of hell running and bucking the whole way. i managed to get her turned before she ran through the fence, but then she threw me off. i landed so hard i thought my back/hip was broken. i couldn't get up, the neighbor saw the whole thing and came over to help. between the two of us we managed to get her caught and put away and me back to the house. i could barely walk for over a week!!!
we bought another horse and they have adjusted to each other very well, but lately TJ has turned into a devil. yesterday she attacked my momma lab that ALWAYS goes with me to feed the horses. she literally tried to stomp ebony to death. i'm not kidding!!! ebony managed to get away from her and she's ok, but will not go near the horse pen now. normal behaviour is ebony comes into the pen, tj goes over, sniffs and then nuzzles ebony for a few minutes. but not yest.
today the neighbor came to deliver a big round bale of hay and TJ managed to slip between his tractor and the corner post of the gate, and out she went. course danny (new horse) was right behind her. with the help of a couple of neighbors we finally got them caught and back in their pen. she has become very pushy and we are constantly pushing back. if we won't let her up next to us all the time, she will turn her butt to us as if to kick out. so we have to carry our "stick" with us to keep her distant, unless WE want her close. don't know if its the right thing to do or not, but i've started feeding danny first, and then her. hoping to displace her from being the alpha horse. her attitude needs to come down a notch. so our plan is to let the trainer ride her in the arena at the next sale, and let him handle all the details to find someone much more experienced and fearless, (than i) to buy her.