I do the girth up slowly, one hole at a time, whilst talking to her. She has no emotional baggage.
Dominance, hmmmm. She accepts me as a leader. I have had her and trained her since she was 2 years old, and she has never put a foot wrong. I am not "soft" on her, as in letting her get away with little things. That's not how I want my horse to work. I am constantly correcting her, she willingly obliges.
Physical pain, I have considered this. But she is fine under saddle with the girth done up and touching and putting pressure on her stomach (apart from today)She is is season so she could be sore in the stoamach.No lumps, bumps, scrapes, heat ect. Pain was my first thought. At first, I thought that it could be mild colic. But she is fine apart from today and that one time getting girthed.
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