Hi. Recently, Stumpy, my 14.2hh cob mare has tried to throw her weight around with my cousin and now she's begining to try it on with me.
She isn't being dangerous in-hand, just strong and being clumsy with her feet not stopping when I stop or walking on smoothly.
On-board she is usually a dream to ride, calm and safe (if a touch nappy hacking alone though). But....Whilst waiting to do a teeny gymkhana she was squirting in the face of the geldings and I got some disgusted looks from the other liveries. After we had taken part i tried to remove her from the group where she proceeded to buck and threw in a rear. I sat to them and it hasn't dented my confidence in anyway - just surprised me a bit.
What can I do to get a bit more respect which i must admit we have lost between us recently. The bond we used to have has waviered recently and I am desperate to get that back.
Stumpy's strength has improved greatly since I've had her but now she is using at my disadvantage to get her own way.
I would like some easy to follow and sensible methods, hopefully not to expensive as money is in short supply atm.
Here is a pic for any of you who don't know her type and build...