Kinda wanna vent atm. Long sorry :(
Chance and I have been "together"
for almost 2 years... Its been a VERY lonngggggg 2 years... Some days she will be amazing others its all mareish attitude.
You know how you and your horse should just "click" in a way. Like your both happy to see each other. Well Chance... Im happy to see her, she just doesnt seem happy to see me. Even when I did parelli.. it still never Changed. Like I will go out to the pasture, she will look at me and all but I have to be the one to get her to come to me. Or I have to go up to her and coax her to come with me. Once we get going she will walk with me all teh way to the barn no halter. When in the stall and I go to pet her, she walks to the other side or just looks away. Same on cross ties if I pet her neck she will turn it the other way. If Im looking at her you can see she's completely looking off somewhere else. Ears are mostly faceing away from me unless im at a good distance or she thinks im getting food...or were running around the arena for fun.
She nickers at me sometimes, but she does with others to so its nothing special really.. she's only EXCITED to see me when I have a treat or thinks I do. She always checks to see if I have a treat, if not.. then forget about it. Grass seems to be 100x more interesting then me.
Riding.. she will do everything I want or try.. but most of the time is with a bad/dominate attitude. She will try and find any way out of it. Also I was free lungeing her today and she jumped over the rope that blocks the way out if you don't want to close the door.. yeah she jumped out of it and just trotted away... and When I brought her back.. she tried the same thing but I stopped her and put her on a line. She's not herd bound or barn sour because she can walk away from it with no problems....
And she interacts with others with her ears up and sniffing them and letting them pet her nose etc.. me... no .. its kinda frusterating.
I rescued her, taught her walk/trot/canter/gallop/and jump under saddle[still working on canter/jumping]. She trusts me more then anyone.... but... idk she just doesnt seem to enjoy me being there. Everyone says she loves me but I don't think she does.
I seem to get frusterated easier with her, then I do any other horses that I worked with.
Am I over thinking it....