Filly (whiskey) is 17 months old and seems to be attempting to assert herself
Yesterday was walking in the pasture and feeding the horses (3) alfalfa treats and the filly got mad that I was not treating her fast enough --- she turned her back end towards be -- lined up -- took 2 steps back and kicked at me
I am not sure what the proper response should have been -- but I slipped to my left, jumped forward to her flank and gave her a quick jab to the short-ribs -- hard enough to let her know I meant business -- but not hard enough to hurt her -- kind of happened before I could think if it was the right thing to do
Today -- I was riding Dixie (the other quarter horse) - (the filly thinks it is her mom) and she comes running up beside her -- and then Whiskey ( the filly) charges my wife and daughter who are walking in the pasture --- my wife threw her hands up and yelled and scared her off -- but she whiskey (the filly) end up bucking and charging about 3 times -- luckily my wife scared her off each and every time
After charging the wife and kids she would run under the nearby tree with her tail raised high, head really erect and high ect.... (figured that would be relevant)
So -- I am under the impression that the filly is trying to establish pecking order --- but scared the crap out of me, my wife, and my daughter.
Any suggestions would be great ---- thanks in advance