Hmmm he sounds like a bit of a dink. Does he do that with everyone? But yes I've had horses that didn't like me one bit. Example, my wife had a big WP paint, I rode him once the day we got him for all of 2min. After that she handled him and even the kids rode him round. She was outta town and I caught him to feed, tying him up he flattened me into the hitchin rail with his big ole head! No reason at all, just didn't like me. Was an angel to my wife.
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Yeah he does it with everyone. One day he will be an absolute angel, on the ground and under saddle. The next he will be an absolute pig on the ground and an arse under saddle!
I would say that you and your horse are definitely not "clicking". You should not have to call an ambulance every time you ride. I would consider trading horses.
Well luckily he's not actually mine. He is just one of the 22 I work to care and ride.
Yeah, I've definitely had horses I didn't click with. However, not to this extent.
Honestly, he sounds a bit dangerous to me. Is anyone working with him consistently?
He is worked 5 times a week, by me and the other girls I work with.
I wouldn't ride the horse again.
I don't really think it's about the bond, I think it's more about the skill level of each of you. I'd bet money that the horse is doing something before the buck and the bolt, and maybe a more experienced rider would recognize those things and prevent them, or ride it out.
I have sat through it and made him work through it many times, just in these cases I plopped off the side! My instructor has ridden him many times and she just has the same problem. He is so unpredictable, shows no warning at all.
We are suspicious about him having something wrong mentally. A year ago he was kicked in the head by a horse and half of his face was literally hanging off. I'll try and find a picture, you can't imagine without seein a picture. His head had to be stapled back together and somehow he recovered. Sine then he's never been right, he's been so unpredictable.
He used t carriage drive too but now he throws bucks whilst doing that, and obviously that's dangerous, so he can't be used for that anymore. I myself don't think there is anything mentally wrong, I think he's just being an ars. But who knows?