Originally Posted by isiwizzy675
Yep, we are in the UK and have just employed a VERY good riding instructor called Hannah. My sister is 13 and has been riding scince she could walk on her shetland. She has her own pony and was just trying Troy out. You can see me in the background stroking Sparky, Georgia (sister) horse.
OK. I'm in Surrey. Get in touch with the Intelligent Horsemanship people Intelligent Horsemanship
. Its run by Kelly Marx who has done amazing things with problem horses. It will cost you a fee of about £100 (get mum or dad to pay up ...LOL) but they will come up and spend a couple of hours with you. They will assess your horse and give you a full, written report of problems and how you can work to resolve them. They will also look at how you handle him and then give you tips on what to do next. You should not let anyone else ride him while he is causing problems, especially not your young sister. I am really, really concerned by some of the things you have written about your horse and the last thing I want to happen is for him to have to be put to sleep or someone or someone else's horse gets seriously injured by him. If the latter happens (God forbid), you or your mum and dad(if you are under 18) will be liable for damages.Your horses problems, if what you are saying is accurate, can't be remedied by an instructor. This does not seem to be about riding, it is about his behaviour. You also need to get him checked by a vet as if he is grumpy when you go near him, it could be because he is in pain. At the moment, my advice to you is to give him the Winter off and let him rest up. Start bringing him into work again in March but only after you have had him checked out by a vet and/or behaviour expert. Don't try some of the extreme methods suggested in some threads. We aren't allowed to do that in the UKas our animal welfare laws are very strict (as you probably already know) and it comes under "animal abuse".Do let us know how you get on and have a really lovely Christmas.