I've posted before about the problems i've had as a rider with my horse merlin, and he's gotten worse i've tried new tack, and different styles of riding wth him
I rode him on monday and he bolted into a canter and almost had me off of him. Also I loosen my reins and he almost pulls me over his head, he also tries to run me into fences or into his run in shed.
I'm at the point where I don't want to even try to ride him anymore.
So before you tell me it's my fault, as a rider I ride hunt seat and my trainer says i'm good enough to start showing this year. I do everything right in my lesson with her but when I get on my horse it's not the same. I'm not hard at all with my hands.
He's 17 and I got him when he was 9. Over the years I haven't rode him as much as I should have and I blame most of that on my parents. Everything I try to do right as a horse owner like riding more,training, supplements my mom doesn't want to do. Also when I got him he wasn't fully trained, he was used as a leadline lesson horse.But according to the lady I got him from " he doesn't know his left lead".
I'm at the point with him where he doesn't even want to walk without breaking into a trot and stopping him is another story... when I ride even at a walk he throws his head up in the air.
I love him more than anything and I would do anything for him, and I just want to have a nice ride when I get on him.
Sorry for my rant..