Thanks haha it pretty much just popped he was being called Marley. The lady that I bought him from said he didnt even have a name or atleast that was told.
Worked with him some today he has a habit of when lunging if something gets close to his butt he fires or spins towards me and does a small rear proceeding to back up and not want to go forward in the circle again. So did a little desensitization and a couple more rounds both ways and called it good since I had to leave to ride for the guy im working for now. So tomorrow will be his 3rd ride and trail ride with me.?
Chromes first time being let out with everyone. While we were out doing pens we to decided to see how it'd go. So we let out the other 2 geldings first a little squealing but they did good. We then let the mares out he is good with the pali mare shot gun but pistol is protective of her and was in heat so she was beating on everyone but both geldings up. Thank god my guy just kinda did his own thing. Every once in awhile he'd try to get into the crowd but either classy or pistol would get after him so he just kind of observed everyone lol. Also made friends with cinch the mini.
Well last Wednesday we had a bit of a jerk moment. We had an awesome trail ride butwhen we got back he wouldn't let me take his bridle off and was dangerously throwing his head around. He does this when you go to slide th bridle off touching the opposite of his messed up ear so I know it's not a pain thing. Also when I out the halter on and I tug the crown strap over to tighten it (rope halter so no sharp metal) and it touches the opposite ear he pulls back and throws his head sideways. Well I was in a rush to get to an eye appointment so after awhile of fighting to get the bridle off he then wouldn't let me put his later on and took off 3 times needless to say I was beyond frustrated with him so went caught him again and calmly as possible got the halter on put him away and decided to deal with it another day. Well Friday it poured Saturday was windy and sunday I finally made it out. Worked on moving over with just a touch of my knuckle to his side then worked on putting on and taking off the halter finally got him to quit jerking away from me and called it quits. Groomed him up as he is shedding pretty bad supposed to hit the 80s this week then next week back down to 60s -_-. So possibly tomorrow or Wednesday I will be back out to do more arena work as that is his weakest point.
So yesterday I finally got out to ride him again. This is the first day that I had ridden him and actually asked him to work. So found out that he actually is not hesitant about forward movement and actually is quite forward. He has a very floaty trot that feels weird compared to the horses I've ridden but ground covering for sure. He picks up both leads without a second thought and has an oh my god amazing canter. He is fighty about giving to the bit on his right side but towards the end was giving nicely and even giving me a nice little step over when asked. Well after I got off I had the whip I brought with just in case in my hand (neutral position facing downwards) and he flipped out ran backwards yanking the reins from my hand breaking both the clips in the process of running off. Well I went and caught him and walked back to pick up my crop and he did it again. So repeat caught him and ended up just sticking the crop on my saddle and walking him back as he very nearly pulled my shoulder out of the socket and twisted my knee. After that he was completely fine again. So walked back to the trailer tied him up ( no setting back there) and rubbed the whip all over him till he dropped his head and relaxed. Then untacked and since it was mid 80s and he was dripping head to toe in sweat he got a bath. He did very well even found out he likes to drink from the spray nozel.
Today we were going to ride but it was way hotter then expected so instead we let all the horses out to play in the back arena. Chrome got along much better with everyone and even had his twin ranger protecting him from the witchy mare pistol (highly hormonal and protective of the other pally mare shot gun who love chrome) and made friends with the lead mare classy. We ended up having to remove pistol as she kicked all three geldings and was becoming overly violent and going after the lead mare who is my trainers back up barrel mare. I will post photos sometime tonight when my phone decides to cooperate and let me download them.