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    02-20-2011, 01:48 PM
Stubborn Horse!

My 10 yr old gelding is all of a sudden not wanting to do ANYTHING! I get him all saddled and tacked up.. get on him.. he walks about 10 feet and then he just stops and backs, so then I turn him around and he walks about 10 feet the other way.. then stops and backs! Tosses his head.. and acts like he is going to dump me. He did one time.. I keep pushing and pushing and he flipped his head and off I went. He is an easy 16.2.. and full of muscle. Any advice would be GREAT!!!!
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    02-20-2011, 01:49 PM
Does his saddle fit? Pain is my first thought.
    02-20-2011, 01:54 PM
I have tried 2... it seems too. He is also very skittish. He jumps at everything.. im riding him in an indoor arena. He is always looking at everything.. like there are dragons everywhere.. should I keep pushing him??
    02-21-2011, 06:31 PM
Get the vet out to check him over, get his teeth, back, saddle & everything checked because the backing up & head tossing seems like his in pain. Once you can rule out any pain, and he still does it, then you should keep pushing him. He may just be being stubborn & trying to get out of work

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