Okay , so I have a TWH that I ride every day (weather permitting) , a shetland pony that I trained to ride , but I'm too large for her to ride daily , and a donkey that isn't really rideable but is close . That is useless information but oh well . While riding my TWH (Queen) .. While riding Queen , Patches (pony) will sometimes , and only sometimes throw what we call a temper tantrum , where she just goes ballistic .. Galloping and kicking around me is what she does . She stopped doing this for awhile , and when she does it gets dangerous because I have her and buddy (donkey) running , kicking , and actually kind of violently "playing" around me . Today she started doing this again . I was on Queen and while warming up with flatwork (oh , did I mention I don't have an arena , I just ride in the pasture with the other horses around , even while jumping ? I don't care if you find this unsafe , you don't know Queen , so .. back off .) Anyway , I stopped Queen because it used to be if I stopped her movement , Patches would settle down . Anyway , Patches didn't settle down . She came over and stood beside us . Well , I didn't mind that , they're pasture buddies anyway . So , then all of the sudden she bucks and it hit air . She seemed (sorry for my language but) she seemed pissed off that she didn't kick something . So she backed up and tried again . This all happened so fast that I didn't see it coming , and Queen is so well mannered she was just staying still and so I got kicked in the leg . I am fine , just a bruise (thank you for tall boots !) But it made me (again sorry) pissed off . My mom thinks that Patches might be jealous , wanting my attention . But in my opinion , horses wouldn't kick to get attention in the wild , so What''s your opinion on why she does this , and how can I stop her ? Screaming doesn't work lol :P Thanks and sorry that this is so long (:
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Patches is only 32" tall , and she is NOT dominate over Queen . This is certain .
I don't have a barn to lock them in , and I don't have a riding arena .