Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
I remember when I first got my first horse as an adult. 18 yr old saddlebred mare that was given to me. She was a nice horse but a royal pain when she first came. She hated everything about where she was at. No friends, new teachers, new place, I couldn't blame her as she was happy where she lived before. I couldn't even catch her in the pasture when she first came. She was saying "Nope, I don't like you or anyone else". I had to zig - zag her to even get her to lead. She threw temper tantrums when ridden away from the friends that she made. She was a retired show horse and highly trained so she knew better, very smart girl. I do believe that she was enjoying her eight years of retirement and didn't want to come back out of it. The one thing that really scared her at first was the saddle. She would get frightened and start trembling when she saw it. She tried all of the old stuff that she knew but I am not a saddle seat rider and didn't have a clue about it and that made her nervous. She finally got it that I just wanted to putz around and trail ride with her and she settled down.
It took her two or three months to come around but she did. She turned out to be a really good horse and although opinionated, she was very sweet.
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