Pinning her ears at me?
So today Lacey did something she's never ever done before. She pinned her ears at me. >.<
We were riding alone on the road, not very far from home becuase she's not ready yet, and I kept making her walk forward even though she wanted to turn around and go home. I'd have her turn around once she stopped fighting with me about going forward (I had the crop so she didn't dare try stopping and backing up) and walk a few steps towards home then turn back around and keep going. She kept pinning her ears when I had her turn back around and keep going away from home. She also threw her head around a bit but that was mostly frustration (I was riding her in her bitless bridle so no bit issues).
She didn't follow through with anything worse than ear pinning and she kept walking forwards with encouragement, no rearing or bucking or any of her usual tricks but the ear pinning concerned me.
Should I be worried that she doesn't respect me? She never pins her ears at anything...And she was perfectly happy to see me this morning, walked right up to me in the pasture. She was also good when I free lunged her.. She even went from a trot to a halt, totally free, when I told her. She's very responsive and generally behaves herself quite well...
It just freaked me out because she never pins her ears at anything...
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzaner gelding
Hazel - 14 year old Angora goat
Atticus - 4 year old LaMancha/Alpine cross goat
Rest peacefully, Lacey.