Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tampa Bay area, FL
I have a similar problem.....my gelding isn't buddy sour (he doesnt have horsey friends, lol) but when we are working in the arena and another horse is with us, he reverts to his racing days and absolutely HAS to follow them, come up on there butt, and then "race" them. I usually work alone, which I would recommend until you can get him completely focused on you. Take him through everything that you plan on doing with buddies, and then slowly start introducing him to other horse friends, the calmest ones first. I would recommend taking private lessons if you want to continue jumping with him, at least until you can get him tuned in to you.