Hi, everyone! I'm taking lessons, but have a few questions I need answered, if anyone could help, about my lesson horse's behavior. I would ask my instructor, but I only see her once a week and forget everything I want to ask her
. Anyways, if anybody could clear up what's going on?
My lesson horse, a draft-cross mare named Goose, always turns her ears back while I groom her. I get confused, because I'm not sure if she's upset, or just chilling. Her ears are not flattened, just angled so they face backwards. This is in a grooming stall, so there is nothing behind to listen for. Why is she doing this?
Do horses normally not like their feet messed with after riding? Because after my lesson, Goose will refuse to pick up her feet. Not until everyone is leading their horses to the paddock does she let me pick them.
I'm not sure how to describe this, but it's like kicking/pawing. I try to lift her front left hoof, and she throws around her back left hoof, like she's trying to hit me, but not trying to at the same time.
Goose is a really sweet mare, and other than those things, she's an absolute angel, both on the ground and in saddle. Thanks for helping!