I recently bought a 12 year ols arabian named Bella, And she was the sweetest horse I have ever seen in my whole life, she was like my doll, she would do anything for me and she respected me in every way. Now she is a compleatly differnet horse. Now she is dangerous, disrespectful, and she thinks she is the boss.
It takes me like 20 minutes to catch her, and I don't chase her, its like she is saying"Na,Na,Na,Na you can't catch me!!" and is playing a game to piss me off.
She breaks the crossties every time she is tied up, but she does not panic, she just breaks them because she knows she can.
It takes forerver to put her bridle on she bobs her head to avoid the bridle and it is very difficult to get the headstall over her head, and when I eventually do I have to FORCE the bit into her mouth, I tried the finger-in-the-mouth thing but it does not work, and I have also tried to hold a lil treat above the bit to encourage her to open her mouth and it worked a few times and now she wont fall for it.
EVERY time I bring her to the mounting block she swings her butt around and turns to avoid me getting on her. And it is immpossible to keep her put. I have tried bringing her to the wall so she doesnt turn but instead she bolts forward. I also got someone to hold her but she still wont stay put.
When I put my foot in the stirrup to mount without the block, she turns and wont let me get on, she pivots around. And sometimes she stays put and when I stand in the stirrup she steps to the side ir runs off, sometimes she doesnt do that but when I sit doun and lean to put my foot in the stirrup she runs sideways, rears, bucks and does anything she can to throw me off.
When I ride her bareback she turns away from the mounting block and when I finally get on her she bucksand rears to throw me off.
When I try to lunge her I swing the line around to get her going, but she does not move, I do the same with the whip but it doesnt work. And I tap her with it but she doesnt move. Sometimes she makes me sooo mad that I whip her with it and then I regret it. Even when I whip her SHE DOES NOT CARE!!!.
Once she was fine with me mounting and when I leaned to put the stirrup in she bolted as fast as she could, (she is a super fast arab) and she would not stop, the more I pulled and yelled the faster she ran, I didnt have my feet in the stirrup and I was flying like a noodle, and fell and got slammed into the fence pole, broke my arm, cracked my hand, and broke my fingers. I got bruised on my face and my back. It was one of my worst falls.
PLEASE HELP!!! She is like a different horse. She doesent respect me anymore and I never abused her. She thinks she is the boss, and she walks all over me. Do you think it can be my size? I am 13 years old 5'3 and 98 lbs. And she thinks that she is bigger so she could boss me around? And I can't say I am a beginner because I have had 3 horses of my own:) I don't know if this will help but I ride western. And I do not think she was ever abused her old owners are very educated people.
She was perfect the first 3 weeks or so but now she is very bad and disrespectful.
What can I do to reverse all of this and bring everything back to normal