Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Outside of Oklahoma City
One thing that I have to say about the kicking, give me a fit or not, but I have a mare that kicks. And it's because she has been kicked over, and over, and over, and shows, that she is flat out terrified of horses around her. She enjoys shows, and tries her hardest, but it's when somebody feels it's okay to stick their horses nose in her flank or up her but she gets upset. I can put a ribbon in her tail, tell everyone that she does kick, but they still feel the urge to come up to her at a lope, and stop right behind her. Thanks for scaring the crap out of my horse, I warned you. I've tried many times to break her of her fear, and she is getting better (I've actually riden her in drill with no problems), but sometimes you have idiots that figure every horse at a show is perfect, and has a perfect manners, and isn't going to get scared of another horse.
Be wary of the horse with a sense of humour. - Pam Brown