Ok I have a 5yr old p.o.a pony mare. I got her back in May and she has been a trip. But over all shes got alot better. But I Lunge her before I ride just to get her worked up and give her a chance to exert any bucks she may have LOL. Well She has always been lazy on the lunge line So I use a whip. I DO NOT HIT HER WITH IT. But it gets her going. The past month she has had ALOT of energy and as soon as I get her going in the circle she starts RUNNING around me and the only way I can stop her is to let her keep going untill she cools down alittle then I can turn her around. I have not switched her feed,or the amount I feed. I was told by a fellow horse owner that most horses are full of p!$$ and vingor this time of year. IDK what to do. I only weigh 100 pounds and Im tired of being dragged by a 800 pound pony.