crying writing this literally.
today must of been the worst day for a long time with poser, he actually put someone in hospital. I know you must be thinking christ why let someone ride him or what a stuipid horse but you cant help but love them even if they are complete twits. This lady who rode him is very experienced with TB's and she actually had him before i did looking after him for his old owners. She had him for a year. she knows him inside out. So since hes been going mental not letting me lunge him without rearing,bucking and kicking out and closing in on me she offered to help and i took her up on it. She lead him around up and down the lane for a decent 15/20 mins and first 10 mins he was trotting, and excitable but he started to calm down so she decided to get on him (completely her choice, like i said i dont want anyone telling me it was a stupid idea, he was perfectly calm when she decided this) he was foot perfect walking away from home, as soon as we turned home he bucked and reared and got her off and cut her eyebrow up..it was a deep cut to the skull. We warned her, and she was perfectly happy to get on him, and again, was her choice.
This horse is an absolute nightmare, i got him when he was 5 but was turning 6 about 6 weeks after we got him, ive had him a year and hes nearly 7. He was a perfect horse that schooled in an outline, jumped you name it. But now hes flipped and i dont know what to do.
People say lunge him, but he keeps rearing, bucking, closing in on me and you say push him forward, i try. Im really loosing all hope and my confidence has hit rock bottom, i really am not knowing how much more i can take. I love him, hes my baby, always will be. But how can i think positive when i cant see any light at the end of the tunnel? He has so much potential to be a british event horse and anything i want him to be but is this the right thing to do..to keep him and carry on trying?
Please help with any tips on how to lunge him and to get his naughty habbits out his head, earn respect, be able to have a normal horse again.
* HAS HAD HIS BACK DONE AND GOT A FITTED SADDLE, HAD HIS TEETH FILED, AND HAD HIS FEET TRIMMED.