Originally Posted by erikaharmony
Our relationship when we were at the other barn was awesome and we grew a bond pretty fast but now I feel like that bond is completely gone and she's worse then when I first got her. I just want to know if it will get better and it will be easier to have her out there because I read she would probably go to me for security and to feel better but that's not the case. I just want to know that it will get better and she will become her normal self soon and usually how long that takes because this is really frustrating for me and I feel like she wants nothing to do with me.
Remember that this is really 2 traumatic changes for your horse, a change in environment and a change in herd.
As far as going to you for security, don't feel bad and keep in mind that as much as we work on getting and fostering trust from our horses, in the end, this is still a relatively infrequent
relationship between a horse and a person and will never replace the comfort and security of their herd that they are part of every minute of everyday.
Time and patience....it often takes MONTHS before the dust settles.