My Horse Is Jealous?
Ok I have a 2 10 year old geldings and one 32 year old Gelding....The problem is...the 10 year old "Freckles", just moved on to our farm about 7 months ago, and the other 10 year old "Popper" has been here for about 4 years...I haven't ridden them all winter, but one day went down to feed them all (they are all in the same pasture)....Freckles reared up at me in the pasture and wouldn't even let me put the food down, so from then on a fed him outside the gate...Today I went down to see how the sheep were doing, because they're lambing and I went on the outside of the gates, where the horses are...i called over freckles and he wouldn't even let popper get within 5 feet of the gate....he kicked and flaired at him also, but he seems to want attention, but when I try to get in the gate, he rears at me.. how do I stop this awful behavior before it gets out of hand? Also some background information, he started getting out of hand in the saddle right before winter, and he really likes to take people on run aways, but that has always been him, but the aggressiveness is new? What should I do to correct him? Sometimes he almost seems like he doesn't know what he wants either?