is my new mare sensitive to touch?...
I just got my mare this last weekend. She is 12 yrs old, competed in reining/western pleasure... really well broke.
I'm not sure if its just because she doesnt trust me yet or something.. but when we go to pet her side or her neck, or if we brush her body, she either backs up, or turns her body away from us.
Is that just being nervous, or is she really sensitive?
She only does it sometimes though.. sometimes she stands still and lets us brush her, hug her all over.
Also, she is very very well trained, and is sensitive to aids/cues.. maybe by brushing, she thinks we are putting pressure and asking her to move?
To get her to back up, all we do is lightly push her chest, and she backs up really fast.
If its sensitivity, what should I do to get her to stand still?
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