Saturday, April 9, 2011

much better today

Yesterday Nina kind of caught me off guard.  I am always prepared to deal with her being over reactive and I expected her to be a little high, but OMG, it went on and on and on.  I don't know about her but I was sore last night. 
So today I took a little different approach, although to be honest, she initiated it.  While I was grooming her she took a head snakey nip at me, staring me right in the eye. 

So, I thought, perhaps this isn't just about feeling high, perhaps there is a little bit of mares in the springtime - let's see who's the boss.  

From then on Nina had kind of a hard day.  Don't want to stand still?  Let's back for a while... a long while.  Want to trot in circles around me?  OK, go ahead and then when you want to stop you can do it the other direction for a while and NO, I don't care that it is a 6 foot circle - it was your idea. 

Everything wrapped up very quickly and I had a good ride and even did a little trot work..... I am SOOOOOOO out of shape.  Ugh.


  1. Oh! A bit of the devil coming out. Testing! Testing! Sounds like you handled her very well and let her know you are still the boss of her. LOL! ;)

  2. We're in testing mode here too - someone had to have many many manners reminders yesterday.

    Glad you had a good ride! :)

  3. Oh Mare. The downsides of spring revealed. As long as the warm weather comes with, I'll grin and bear it! Good to hear you got the better of her in the end.
    Don't you hate how easily muscle mass disappears?? It never ceases to amaze and infuriate me.


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