Unruly Pony-how do I fix it?
'Kay, so I went to rodeo last weekend, and I saw a little 2 yr old pony tied up, getting no attention. He looked so lonely and bored. So I asked the owner if I could lead him around. They said I could and they told me to not let him stop for grass. Remember, he's 2. But he did. So I concluded that if he stops to eat, we run. As soon as his head went down, I ran, and he trotted along. Now he soon got tired of running. So when he stooped for grass, he knew I was going to run. So he turned and bit me instead. FedEX did this multiple times. I decided to take him into the round pen. I set him out on a long line with his leadrope and he started walking. He would stop because he was bored, and I would at first tap him with the end of the leadrope on his fetlocks. He wouldn't respond so I would tap harder. By this time he would get tired again and he would actually try to turn the OTHER WAY. Now I couldn't get in front of him, so he would just circle around me and bite me.
This pony is for a 2 year old girl. Crazy, right!?!?!?!? Green and green equals black and blue. This pony is very rude and pushy. I think I'd see if twice a month at the rodeo, but is the way I handled things okay? Just wondering. Thanks!