I've had my mare for just over three months now. The first few weeks she was absolutely brilliant, couldnt fault her on anything. Then I started to have trouble catching her, she'd trot/canter round me in a circle not letting me near her but would eventually give up after 5 minutes or so then I could take her out the field & do whatever I had planned to do with no problems.
Then she started getting a little worse, it would take me about 20 minutes to catch her, or she'd let me catch her straight away but wouldnt let me lead her across the field, she will walk next to me for a few steps then leap into a trot, cut across in front of me and round me in a circle then she'd stop and walk again and do the exact same thing over and over again until we got to the gate. On one occasion when we got to the gate she reared, pulled back and bolted off across the field with headcoller and leadrope still attached.
Now she's even worse to the point that she trampled me in the field the other day, not even when I was trying to get her out. I was putting her back in the field! She will now let me catch her straight away but we have the same problems with leading her across the field. On a few occasions she has actually reared and turned towards me and almost caught me. She's getting dangerous now and it needs to be sorted out, I just don't know how to sort it. I've tried leading her in with a bridle on and she's still exactly the same if not worse. She doesnt get ridden every time she is taken out of the field. She gets hay & occasionally treats whilst she's out of the field so its not like she's having a bad time. She's an absolute angel to ride/groom/handle out of the field...i don't get what her problem is. Help? >.<