Hi! So I haven't really posted anything on here in awhile but, that's cause i've been so busy training a horse and working with my horse but, i'm having a super major problem with this horse i'm working with.
So I have a girl that emailed me saying she owns a chesnut quarter horse that she's having a problem with because he's dangerous and she needs immediate help or she's going to send him to auction and I said that i'd help but I didn't know how much I can actually do. 2 days later I went to see the horse. You could NOT get near that horse without him rearing or charging after you!!! I told her that I didn't think there was anything I could do and she begged me to help her soooo I did and finally after 2/3 weeks of working with him he lets you touch him. He hates the halter and would break through it so we would put it on him a bit and take it off. Put it back on take it off now he's learning that it's not going to kill him and he's accepted it. and he was doing real well so I left and told her if she needed me don't hesitate to call me. This was 4 weeks ago that I left. She just called me 4 days ago and said "it's becoming worse please, please help me" and she can't get on him without him rearing up before she mounts up. Tacking up-no problem.. but when she puts her foot in the stirrup to mount up he rears just because she put her foot in the stirrup. So all I could think was it has to be he's sore.. she had a chiropractor come in and he ruled he's ok and the vet said everything is fine and his feet were just done... so what could be wrong? So i'm thinking maybe if I get on him I could solve this problem. The BO came out and I put a lead rope on him and told her to hold him. I got up and he went straight up on his hind legs. I swear that horse has bigger problems!! after he stopped with his little escapade I got off him and pet him and just walked around the ring with him. And I tried to get back on. He reared, came down, bucked while galloping and threw me off. I'm done working with that horse. I'm going to get hurt.. so I told her that she needs to get him more help than what I can do but, I think she's going to get rid of him.
Was I wrong?!?!?!?!?! I kinda feel embarrassed
My issue with my horse is he's getting bored of doing ring work. Is there anything I can do to keep his attention on me and to keep him not bored. I was thinking of doing ground poles and cavalettis. He also really perks up when we jump so maybe some jumping? He's been out of jumping for awhile but he's at a good decent weight.
For those who don't know my horse he's a 16.3hh Thoroughbred and weighs 1300 and the weight says that a good weight for him to be at.
Sorry for ranting but help would be appreciated! :)