Mare doesn't work when in heat..
So, my mare is three years old and I started riding her in Feb this year because she was so small last year I didn't want to hurt her. She was easy to break in and everything, but as soon as she goes into heat it's like she forgets everything and we go back to square one where she was fighting the bit and wanting to constantly back up and won't even lunge at a walk. No one can do anything with her.. Except for brush. It's hard to even saddle her when she's in heat.
She wasn't like this when she was first being trained but after a couple months she started acting up. She's my baby girl and I don't want to hurt her, but I know it's best to teach her right from wrong.
Like I said, she knows her manners on and off the ground, but when in heat it's like nothing has been taught to her and it frustrates me a little and hurts me from all the hard work I've put into her in the last few months. If someone could help me out here, that would be great! I don't want to send her to the trainers because she's the first horse I've ever trained and I want her to be good all the time.
A horse doesn't care how much you know until he knows how much you care.