So Selena had the best workout ever today. She was smooth, effective, effortless, and it just felt great.
I took her outside and walked her to cool out next to my friend. She normally pins her ears at other horses, but this time she was kicking out and squealing. Every time she did it I made her work hard, trotting figure eights and disengaging her hindquarters, making her decide that was NOT a good idea. She seemed to get the message and we continued our cool out.
Well, about the time we were done and heading in, she kicked out again. When I went to kick her forward, she reared up. To the point where my companion screamed and I thought I was going to come over backwards. Well she came back down and I just kind of instinctively whalloped her with my leg. That's NOT okay. We loped tight circles, worked really hard, and then went inside.
Well I feel really bad, because when I got off she had a bloody nick on her flank from my spur
I didn't mean to kick her that hard, but she scared the crap out of me. I know a come to jesus talk was needed after that, but I still feel bad. It's not in a place where my spur would normally touch her, I must have lifted my leg unintentionally.
Grrr. I'm so mad. I'm mad at her for kicking at others and rearing (She's NEVER done anything to that extent before) and I'm really mad at myself for giving her that little wound :/ At least it's not in a place where it will bother her too much, and it's mostly superficial.
There's a message in all this though. Sometimes, mares in heat can do crazy things. Even ones who are normally kid broke and safe. I shouldn't have let my guard down with her, and I certainly hope she learned that the attitude she showed me is NEVER okay, in heat or not. I guess it's time to go back on Mare Magic.
Pointless thread alert...lol