Yea at that time I dont know what he was thinking, I am still sore about it and it was over 4yrs ago this happened...I am sore because I raised the Polish Arab from the time he was 1yr...His mother died giving birth so his odd werent good but he made it..And had a personality!!! Then I later got a mare she was Spanish Arab 2 when I got her and had her four yrs..But the gelding I had for over 15yrs...Now I am doing it all over again with a five yr old appy...So this time hopefully it wont get taken away from me.. This appy was "trained" at two yrs of age I dont know much history just that kids rode him and a lady had to get rid of him because she was preggers/she gave him to some ppl w/a dairy farm and he was put out to pasture w/dairy cows!!! For a whole year!!! Eating nothing but their kind of food....He got real skinny
They realized they couldnt take care of him so found my niece to give him too for a couple hundred bucks..She got him at three yrs of age and did nothing w/him just focused on putting on weight...Once she realized he was to much horse for her I opened my mouth w/the idea "I can train him I did two horses before" ha ha ha!!! I got him for free, but board him down on her property..Its the same property I am on - she is just down our road..So he gets to stay w/2other horses..
This is the first big horse I have ever had. I had a quarter horse once w/my arab gelding but sold him then later got that mare I was talking about, but this guy is 16.3hh and just turned 5!
I didnt know if he had been ridden or what when I got him I just knew he was PUSHY! He would try to intimidate you when you walked in his stall by walking into you!! After a wk of me ground working him he dont do that anymore..Ive only taken him out to ride on the property twice so still dont know him well enough yet I just have to trust in my ground work Ive done w/him...(He spooked a lot when I took him out those 2 times) but he gives to pressure and you can refocus his mind easily..So its all fun for me again!
Annnndddd Yea that can happen on any horse
That was totally my fault I have never fell off a horse before in my life but I shouldn't have been riding because I just came out of a cast for surgery on a tendon on my left ankle...I was loping w/my feet out of the stirrups/ and a jump did me in....Was not the horses fault it was mine..
Last edited by Charley horse; 04-10-2013 at 11:06 AM.