Hey everyone I hope someone can give me some insight into this problem I am having with my horse.
I have a gelding who is 8 yrs old and I've only had him for about two months now. When we first got him we could put a saddle on him and he would stand there until we got up in the saddle. We didn't ride him for about three weeks and then when I went to get on him as I slung my right leg over he jumped a little and of course that knocked me off balance and I fell off. Well I got back on him (with someone holding him of course) and he did fine. Rode him the following weekend and he did fine but someone had to hold him so he wouldn't take off. Well today my husband went to get on him by himself and the horse took off and my husband fell off.
Now my question is this. Is it possible that the people we bought him from had possibly sedated him with one of those 30 sedatives just to sell him? If not what can we do to stop him from doing this?