Australian Brumby Challenge ©
We started the week out well, but a ride out on the road where we were faced with a scary car she did not want to know about quickly brought up a few unexpected issues. I have been racking my brain trying to work out what had caused such a change in her. She became bug eyed about everything again, super defensive, resistant to coming forward off a pressure and just generally not herself. I am trying to eliminate any chance of it being from pain or discomfort so she has received body work and only ground work exercises that are low intensity and should help her body continue to strengthen.
We have also been spending some time being with each other, taking her out to graze or groom her and then simply taking her back to her paddock. I think I was too eager to get down to business and she needs to know it isn't always work work work. I have to often remind myself that I am dealing with a mature aged (between 11-12 years old) Brumby mare, and that it was never going to be a walk in the park. She is tough but I love working with her and will continue to do the best I can by her!