So here's a update on Tucker. It will be long.
I've been having problems with Tuck for awhile now. Truth is... I hate him. He turned to on June 23rd and is becoming dangerous to me. He has NO respect for me, I have to carry a whip with me all the time when i'm out there. I had taught him almost everything he knows. He can yield his hindquarters, lounges, ties (although he does untie himself), saddles like a pro. He's scared to death of my 2 horse straight load, he'll set back everytime and tears himself up. He's horrible to bridle, I ended up getting a small bite on the leg trying. Well in Febuary I sent him to a trainer because I hadn't done much with him over winter and needed help getting him back on track, he was gone for a month. While he was there he calmed down so much it was amazing. He was bad before he left and is much worse now. Before the biting was occasional but now it doesn't stop. Ever. She taught him to load as that's something I could never figure out, and he was starting to learn to yeild his shoulders. He was bridling great, but not now. He's just falling apart.
In my heart I know I need to sell him. I think he was great at the trainers because he was away from his mom and needed someone, anyone, to trust and protect him. Now he's been back and has his mom again for protection and he doesn't need me. I really want to see if that trainer may want to buy him becuase she saw the potiential that I know he has. He's very smart and picks up things sooo fast when he wants, but soo stubborn when he doesn't want to. He needs someone with more experiance, patience and to be away from his mom. I really wanted to try and show him in western pleasure, but I can stand the thought of keeping him anymore. And I don't want to spend more money on training him and when he comes back home, he'll be the same monster as before. But it will be a couple years before I can save enough for a show horse. I still have my mare, always will. But I really don't think she will ever be a pleasure horse. I think she was barrel raced way to much.
I just don't know what to do. I could send him to the ranch I sent Storm to when I was weaning Tuck, and let some horses kick the crap out of him. It's always been him and Storm. Or just sell him. Any opinions? Please? I can't keep spending money on something that makes me miserable. Anytime I go to do something with them, I always choose Storm.
Well i'll try and got some pics of him soon. His mane is a knotted mess. I've been very tempted to cut it like I did with Storm.
Thanks for reading all this.
Here's a pic of him at the trainer's so y'all know who i'm talking about.