Amber misbehaving…

So this weekend was a bit eventful with regards to Amber…

On Saturday it was windy and cold so yes I expected her to be naughty but not to the extent that she was…

Firstly she stood on my right foot while I was tacking her up and not just standing but leaning and when I tried to push her off she pulled my foot with her.. I smacked her.. It was sore…

Rode her first in the dressage arena but only walked.. She was lazy and the wind was freaking her out.. Sigh..

Took her into the lunge ring once the lesson was done and when Ann came decided to lunge her…  Bad idea.

With just a crop and without a helmet I chased her around the lunge ring until she turned around and tried to round house kick me in the head. I managed to duck in time – thank goodness!!

Ann suggested I get the proper lunge equipment and try again.

On a lunge rope with a cavasson that looked really good on her, but without a lunge whip, I lunged her on a short lunge.. She then reared and pulled the lunge rein straight through my hand and gave me nice rope burn, which started bleeding and got full of dirt… Great!!

I know have a horse that kicks at me and rears.. I managed to get her to lunge a few circles calmly.. eventually and also walked her around a bit and had a quiet chat with her.. LOL

She did not get any carrots from me though – as I do  not reward bad behaviour!!

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