Yearling Filly coming up from behind, Disrespectful?

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Yearling Filly coming up from behind, Disrespectful?

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    04-02-2013, 11:46 AM
Yearling Filly coming up from behind, Disrespectful?

I have a yearling filly that I raised. She is halter broke, loads in the trailer, and can be handled with her feet, brushed, and etc. She can be a little hard to catch sometimes. I own her mother which is a very nice respectful mare.

I have spent some time doing ground work with this yearling filly, but not all the way through like I would one to. She has been been handled enough for a inexperienced horse person can lead, feed and handle her.

However I noticed the other day that while I was walking through the pasture, she would come running up behind me. As soon as I turned around she would re-direct herself and go off in another direction. She has done this to me a couple of times. Thinking she was going to do it again, I grabbed a whip to pop at her, but she did nothing to allow me to use it.

What does it mean when she comes running up behind me?

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    04-02-2013, 12:14 PM
Sounds like it was play that's now Turing into disrespect. Though it's hard to say, without actually seeing what's going on.

Edit: sorry you haven't worked with her as much as you'd like, I misread.

How often and what do you guys work on when you do ground work? Do you know why she's sour to being caught?

Sounds like she just needs some guidance on appropriate behavior around humans. It 'sounds' like she isn't distinguishing a difference in behavior between her herd and you until the whip is around (since she stopped her behavior).
    04-02-2013, 05:18 PM
Green Broke
She is getting big enough now to test you. And you need to stop this as she will plow you down, or rush you and wheel and kick.

Doesn't matter if she did anything or not to be corrected for, she had done it, and you need to get after her and make her move, as she will then feel like playing games with you isn't good.
    04-02-2013, 06:13 PM
If she's alone she's eager for your company.
    04-02-2013, 07:24 PM
If she's alone, she's looking for something to play with. I would get her a goat or something to hang out with.

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