Hi all, I need some urgent advice. Yesterday I went to see my horse. She is alloted with the people who gave her to me for $50 a month. As I was driving up the track I saw them lunging her and I usually do it and have been doing it for a long, long time. She started playing up for them really bad. We stopped her and then put the saddle on and she started to buck and pig root. After she settled down we did some work but at the walk only in consideration to what happened. Afterwards I practiced some techniques from Pat Parelli that I strongly endorse and she did everything she was told, she did even better when I lunged her after wards. When I first arrived she called out to me (neighing) and I didn't answer straight away and she got very annoyed! I think it maybe because she knew it wasn't me lunging her. (she doesn't like others riding her or working with her) Does it sound logical? (I have different techniques of lunging than the last owners) And we are bonded very strongly! Could this be the reason?
If you have been the only one working with your mare, it is real possible that is the problem. Maybe she feels uncomfortable with these other people/the way she is treated during a workout/their styles of communications etc. I would watch her behavior and make sure it is not health related. Different horses are for different people, some get hooked on working with on person only and others don't have troble working with many. Normally a good rider/horsey person can move from horse to horse and find the nitch that works but not in all cases.
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