This is strange behaviour,even for her being "fresh".Yesterday I went out to work my mare,I groomed her,saddled her,and went to send her in a circle around me on the lead.She went total bronc.She was almost on top of me a few times,I smacked her in the nose with the end of the lead so she would back off and stay off.She would NOT stop.I don't know what I did but she finally paused,I took that second of pause and unclipped the lead as fast as I could thinking she had to get it out of her system,I sent her around the roundpen,and she goes nuts.She went through the fence,but only had a few scratches.I unsaddled her and hosed her legs down,making sure it was the blood that made it seem worse than it was.She was fine and wanting to walk and graze.Well,it was dinnertime so i let her loose again.Afterwards my dad said he would try it with me again.He lunged her for a while and things were going great.He said to try it again,but I was hesitant to saddle her,and wanted to try with the bareback pad instead.(Heres what I was thinking:I had either cinched her up too tight or the D-ring on the cinch was too high and hit a sensitive nerve,or she was just testing me,BUT the testing me part was out of the question because she is NOT that way,she wouldn't run herself into a fence just to test me,she's never been the kind of horse to take things to a whole new level of challenge that way.)I threw it on her,and slowly cinched it up,not tight at all,I was sure it was gonna swing over her back cause it was so loose.dad sent her out,again,remember this is the horse that when she is "fresh" and had a month or winter or a few weeks off the worst she will do is a cold-backed leap or two in the roundpen,and a crowhop.She doesn't do the all out bucking unless she wants to unseat me
even then she doesn't have to buck that hard and i'm off.
she has never bucked that hard,she seriously had all four hooves 6 inches+ off the ground every buck.We were in the middle of the pasture(not the roundpen)just in case.dad tried holding her,but she got loose,and ran directly into the fence pow
this time we weren't so lucky,she had 3 feet on one side of the fence between strand 1,2 and 3.we uncinched her and dad got the clippers and clipped her out.She was such a good calm girl,she stood there and didn't panic.She has a pretty deep cut,and some others that are minor scrapes.I am ruling out fresh,cinching too high or too tight,but I'm not ruling out pain.What could cause her to do that?the vet is coming Thursday to do her teeth,and I will ask him then and see what he says,i really hope its not something major and too expensive to care for....
i figured this belonged more here than the training section...i'd be more than willing to move it if i have the wrong place for it