Originally Posted by dixieray53
I have a question, why do you pony the bay horse every time you go riding? Has your horse always been buddy sour? I don't see how you can work your horse and get over the herd sour problem when leading the other horse. Leave the bay with the paint and see how she acts, if she doesnt leave I agree with working her hard near the paddock I.e. Yielding, circles, backing etc and resting away. Do you ever ride the bay?
I pony the bay horse for a few reasons. Exercise is good for her, as she is overweight, she enjoys going (I think) and she is really fun to bring along, and it really helps her with crossing creeks/logs/ditches and things like that. I have two horses and only one rider and I want to "ride" them both at the same time!
I switch off who I ride and pony every other time. So, next time I will ride the bay horse and pony the white one. I ride both of them pretty regularly.
Neither of my horses have ever been buddy sour. My bay horse still isn't. I ride my bay and white horse by theirselves away from the barn pretty often and until now the white horse hasn't shown any problems at all and my bay horse still just loves to GO! Haha, she is a trip. Posted via Mobile Device