I rode again today with my friend. Blu consistantly ignored my asking so I had to command what I wanted at times. He was being high-headed and "spazzing" on the ride back home. He was just excited I guess. But that gives him no reason not to let me get on.
I really don't think its a tack issue. My uncled tried to say its his grain but I know for a fact its not. I'm just so hurt and frustrated.
is there a specific reason as to why he is on grain? Tho it doesn't sound to me like that would be it, decreasing the grain he is getting might be a good idea while you try to figure out what's going on :)
He's on Ultium Perfomance to keep his weight up and to help his body be in good condition. My mom feeds him in the mornings when she goes to work but doesn't grain him. I am the only one that grains him. So he normally only gets grain every evening.
I am considering getting the vet out to check his teeth. I don't think that's the problem but it won't hurt to get him a good check up.
I have one of those that can get really hot; I switched to a high fat grain that supplied energy through beet pulp instead of corn and oats...it helped tremendously...gave "cool energy" - - Rice bran is also good for that :) Just a thought
I don't know if you have a TSC in your area, but they carry max-e-glo, which is a rice bran supplement - - you could back off the ultium and add the maxeglo to his grain. (also think they carry plain rice bran... I know they carry beet pulp)
Exactly. We all have bad days, so do our horses. Good luck to both of you! And nice job riding the bucks. Cheyenne (my mare in the avitar) used to have a really bad bucking problem and is the reason I have a seat now...lol. So it actually benefits you in a way. But you handled it all well. Good job.
Last edited by xEquestrianx; 09-05-2009 at 02:41 PM.