I can't practice with him a lot cause he will sour. He has proven this in the past. Also he has a paralyzed larynx so too much work will cause him major discomfort. The wider I make the pockets the more barrels he hits. He was a cutting horse so I know he can take the turns.
Health wise he is great. Like I said he is in every 3 months with a equine specialist and he looks him over head to tail. He started diving in on his 2ndback barrel whenever he had had enough. Never has he hit the third barrel. This is completely new.
He is ridden maybe twice a week every week and run only once every 2 weeks. At home we work on slow and and leads and work cattle. He is by no means over used cause I use to ride him 7 days a week all day. I'm just trying to get him to hold out til next year when I have one old enough to push for speed.
Thia is a completely different behavior. He still walks into the arena like usual and hasn't gone off feed. He is still out to pasture with the same group. Absolutely nothing has changed. He has just gone from up in the top 3 for 1d to hitting the third.
I train horses so as awful as this sounds I am truly just a passenger every time I try to help him he just gets mad and does the opposite. I am completely puzzled on this one.
He is healthy and no hurting. I make sure of that regularly. No feed nor tack changes. Style of running is the same. I haven't changed anything cause he likes consistency. I feel lost on what to do for my partner. Posted via Mobile Device