Originally Posted by aaronnmal
No she was in a stall in the barn. I told the owners I would be out between noon and 4 pm, so I wouldnt get there right at a certain time. They only led her out when I got there an followed them to the barn. I don't think they had lunged her, she wasnt sweating or worked up.
You might ask what they were feeding her. If she's eating more feed or grains now, that can change her attitude.
Being in season can also change their attitude.
Moving in general can shake things up too. It took my Appy mare a good month to really settle in to our new house/area.
How does your saddle fit? Not all western saddles fit the same. Put it on without a pad. Make sure the front concho is sitting BEHIND her shoulder blade, NOT over the top of her shoulder. Make sure the saddle is sitting level. Make sure you have 2-3 fingers of space over her withers. Look at the front edge of the saddle and make sure it follows the line of her shoulder (not digging in at the top or bottom). Put your hand under the saddle and make sure there's no tight or loose spots.
When you saddle up, be sure those front conchos are BEHIND the shoulder blade. Make sure you pull her legs forward and up, so there's no skin wrinkled under the cinch. My Appy mare prefers 100% mohair cinches, as she galls easily with anything else.
If she still acts up after another week, I'd have an equine chiropractor out to make sure she didn't strain anything or throw something out of whack on the trail ride to your place. She could have something off in her back or shoulders.
Have you tried riding her bareback?