Safety Thought: Odd Behavior? Think Equipment First

Horses don't usually act funny without reason.

If your horse suddenly goes silly, look for a valid reason before you resort to a correction. There could be an irritation on the saddle pad or girth or something not buckled right. We've seen the rein slip over the bit ring and become improperly positioned. So, if there is an odd, unusual or abberant behavior, don't immediately assume the horse is just being difficult.