Naughty Isabella has discovered that she can stand on her front feet and kick. She is kicking her Mum, the dog, the feed bowl, the walls of the stable, clumps of grass, ME She is perfectly friendly and not scared or in pain, I think she is just experimenting, but small as she is I really don't want her backing up to people and then double barrelling them and for it to become a habit. This is the first foal I've bred that has done this, a very confident and self-opinionated character. I'm just interested in other peoples' experiences and opinions.
Advice on what to do please.
At the moment I am shouting/growling at her and pushing her away, that has worked today (she is startled but not scared)
I've watched Lola when she gets kicked and she ignores her baby, but I don't know if I should do that too, maybe no reaction is better than any reaction?