Thursday, May 7, 2009
HELP! AKA And the butt goes here
Help. My new horse is turning her butt to me in the stall. I know what this means, but I need some advice on how to deal with it.
I'm round penning and it's coming along.
I'm fixing the ground work.
The butt turn comes only when I enter and start to do something she doesn't like. Then I push her hard (mentally and with hand motions) and she gets quite upset, but moves eventually. By upset I mean she seems to act scared.
I kind of wonder if in her week when she was sold to somebody (then returned) if something happened that she has to get over. Or if this is just rust.
But I thought if I had things fixed in the round pen (or better, anyway) she'd be okay in other spots. Does the transfer to other places just take time?
I'm not expecting miracles, but I want to make sure I shouldn't be round penning harder or something.
What do you think?