View Full Version : She bit me!!! I'm not happy!
22nd September 2009, 05:12 PM
Hiya folks, it would appear the honeymoon period is over! :cheekywink: We've only had our new filly for three days and today she bit me! :sad-no:
I'd got the vet booked to come out and start her injections, so when she arrived I went up the field to catch her cos i'd been working on that and managed to catch her right away the last 2 days. Again I caught her straight away and asked her to follow me in the field (away from some horses in the adjoining field) and she launched at me and bit my arm. Then of course I think she scared herself and pulled back. I couldn't hold her and she got loose! :mad:
It took me another 10 mins to catch her again, this time she was galloping round the field. Oh the joys of having a 2 yr old. I'd forgot about how 'wonderful' it can be!! :cheekywink:
I'm slightly disappointed about the whole thing - tell me it's gonna be ok!!! I've got it in my head now that its the Cleveland Bay in her and she's always gonna be like this. Needless to say, we didn't attempt to inject her!
22nd September 2009, 05:21 PM
Don't worry about it!! As a new horse, and a YOUNG horse, she is definately going to test you!! Its easy to fix so you won't need to arm yourself in padding for the rest of her life :lol:
It could be that shes been taught no manners and she's gotten away with murder with her old owners, so you might have to be the one to teach them to her!
22nd September 2009, 05:23 PM
Sorry to hear that but she is only two and she will test you, just as she will test other horses!
Baby is 10 (going on two!) and is having a particularly moody season at the moment. When my daughter gets her in from the field lately, Baby jogs next to her with bared teeth threatening to bite! Sometimes she does launch at you but backs off at the last second or will give you a little nip. I watched her grab Laurens hood the other night in temper because Lauren wouldn't let her stop and eat the grass on the way back to her field! Its not her typical nature and she's not always that moody whilst in season so although she gets told off (which she doesn't like!) we just get on with our normal routine with her.
22nd September 2009, 05:47 PM
It will be fine!!
She's a baby testing to see what she can get away with. If she has learnt now that she can get away from you i'd suggest for a little while you lead her in a lunge line, so you have time should she pull back to get a grip of the line and anchor it across your leg and keep hold of her.
Just ignore today and carry on as normal tomorrow. You'll have bad days, i get bad days with Alfie. You just have to focus on the good days you have a build on them.
22nd September 2009, 05:57 PM
naughty girl. she is just been a baby, vinnie will try to play and rear on me and any poor sap who decides to go in the field with him....:evilgrin:
you may be best off getting a longer leadrope - i have the parelli ones and id will NEVER walk my lot out on a normal leadrope again.. all i ever use norm leadropes for is tying up.
you will have more rope to keep her away from you while still having hold of her. :cheekywink:
My Crazy Clan
22nd September 2009, 09:22 PM
Its all new to her remember, shes bound to feel insecure, once she gets handled more and she learns manners she will be fine.
Smoke on the Water
23rd September 2009, 01:59 PM
Totally agree with the others. You've got a couple more years of this to cope with I would expect. But don't let it get you down. Just be firm and you will keep making breakthroughs. You can catch her for a start!!
23rd September 2009, 08:40 PM
I've got it in my head now that its the Cleveland Bay in her and she's always gonna be like this.
LOL! My aunt has a Cleveland Bay X ID mare she nearly made me want to give up riding!!! Was like she had bipolor... sweet as anything, then a evil madam trying to kick your head off!
Dont let what I have said put you off, yours is only a baby so has plenty of learning to do, I dont think my aunts Polly had the best life before we had her!
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