I am green and I know that. When I went looking for a horse I was looking for a quiet, mild mannered horse. I was trying to stay away from green and green make black and blue kind of thing. Anyway, Dancer seemed to be perfect.
When he started to gain weight he developed more personality and a little more spunk and that was fine. However, I became more and more unhappy with where I was boarding for several reasons and moved him. At this new place his real personality has been coming out.
He is a sweet horse but he is reactive and has a hard head. I try my hardest to reprimand him immediately and don't give in but its hard when he scares me. For instance, he is very barn sour and after a trail ride I always try to get him to walk past the barn before we go back and finish. He always tries to pitch a fit and starts crow hopping and backing up fast into a ditch which scares the bejeezus out of me. 8 times out of 10 he wins which just makes it worse for the next time. He does this to pretty much everyone that rides him and not just me.
Here lately the only time I feel comfortable riding him is when I have my lessons. That's all fine and dandy but I want to be able to trail ride him.
I have a guy coming out to train him for a month to see if that will help. (He himself even said that he is hard headed.) And I will continue my lessons.
Sorry if this is whiney. Just wondering if anyone else has had this type of situation before. I was really picturing him being a forever horse but not so sure. Doesn't make sense, which I hate to say, financially for me to keep paying for a horse that is being wasted away in a field.