I have 3-4yr old welsh(supposed) mare. She might be bred. She doesn't let use pet her, she is worrisome to be around because she might bite or something. What should I do?
How long have you had her? How much experience do you have with horses, and do they make you nervous? Has she ever tried to bite, pinned her ears at you, or actually bit?I have 3-4yr old welsh(supposed) mare. She might be bred. She doesn't let use pet her, she is worrisome to be around because she might bite or something. What should I do?
I doubt it's anything you have 'done'. I would be more inclined to think she is picking up on your lack of confidence, nervousness and lack of experience and testing her boundaries. The fact that she is smart and learns quickly gives her the advantage right now. You need to learn to use that to your advantage. I also doubt that she will turn on you or anyone else. From what you've said, she does not sound mean. Renegade horses do not follow people around in their pens - they meet you at the gate with ears pinned and teeth bared. It sounds more like she has been trained incorrectly (excessive force), allowed to get away with unacceptable behaviour, or a combination of both.(A time thing) Really big horses make me a little nervous, but mostly I'm fine with them.
I'm not really attached to her, but when we first got her she was real nice, so I think it might be something I did.
She has bitten my sister and she pins her ears at us too. She does try to bit. A lot of the time her ears are 1/2 pinned and her eyes say 'move, or I'll do something'. Them I move a bit and push her head away.
She was a bit worse then she is now, so she is improving a bit. She's also smart and learns quickly.
I'm afraid she's going to just turn on me, or hurt someone bad. She's kicked at me, as well. But only once. I try not to be afraid when I'm by her, but try to have a confident posture Etc.
What type of ground work should I be doing? I'm don't really want to give up yet. She follows us around in her pen. And yesterday she spooked and got out, but catching her wasn't too hard-She came to a shaking grain pail.
Oh, she looks like a mini quarter horse