I ride her a couple of times, have to have her, take her home. She was difficult to earn the trust of, and I never fully got it. We started a relaxed relationship, and were getting along fine, working together, but were still missing that element. It was coming! Slowly but surely though. I then got in a riding accident on a different horse, and couldn't ride at all. So I leased her for two months to a stable I trusted, for her to be a lesson horse. The stable did not work, to say the least. I went to go see her, and she was worked into the ground, barely fed, and never groomed. As soon as the contract expired I got her home (regardless of my handicap) and fattened her up. I am now riding again, and she is not the same horse.
She is faster, ruder, pushier, hard-mouthed, and runs from me in the pasture. I am certain it has to do with the past two months, and I have been trying to work with her on the ground for respect and other aspects, but she just runs me over. I know how to deal with pushy horses, and I know how to deal with her. But she was not a pushy horse, or like this at all.
Does anyone have an idea on how to regain this reationship? I understand her anger, and know I should relearn her thought process... But I'm not sure how to go about meeting the same horse twice, since she is probably the same deep down.