So most of you know about Gonzo, my project pony this summer.. if you don't, long story short, he was a rescue and we had him for 3 years or so but he was always scared and jittery and hyper..so I started riding him everyday this summer, and he ended up totally beginner-safe.
I was really happy with what I'd gotten out of him, and I grew out of him so he started being a school horse again. Now that did not go so welll. . . Basically everyone who rode him fell off because he would spook and they couldn't stay on. I don't want to place blames but this is sort of the B.O.'s fault for not starting him out with more confident riders..but I was also dissapointed because he was basically rock-solid by the time I was done with him.
Now Winter has come & the younger kids aren't riding until Spring, so he's out of work. Gonzo is one of those horses who will forget everything if he isn't in work constantly, and now he has gone completely downhill. I had a bad accident with him weeks ago, just trying to pick his hooves. He keeps spooking & braeking his crossties, and yesterday he was too nervous to even be tied next to another horse... He would spook everytime the other horse moved even an inch toward him. This just sort of makes me angry because I worked so hard on this pony and now he is worse than ever before. :(