So I have been training a horse for a while now & he seems to have a problem that I have no idea about.
Calvin is a great horse, when I started training him he was trained a little but not have gotten ridden in a quite bit. Well, I ended up ground working him for at least the weeks. After that I ended up tacking him getting him used to it. Well, I got him used to the saddle after about two weeks just letting him walk around in it. So I decided to get on him, he walked and turned & did his stunts great! Well, as in a two month of riding him, he ended up changing. Well, Calvin lives right infront of a park, also my pawpaw has his neighbors feed them at night. They seem to be a little off sometimes on weekends & It would worry me cause I wouldn't know if they went back there to mess with him.He started acting really different not listening, running away when i'd come too him. Well, after ground working him, I just put him back in his stall.
Came back the next day, I ground worked him some more and then tacked him up and decided to ride him. He ended up bucking on me. I held on but he was running straight to the barn so I had to let go or he would have rammed me straight into it. We I landed on my knee, I don't understand why he bucked! I checked the padding anything that might have been bothering him. Nothing was there, I checked his feet and they were fine. Well, I let him rest and ended up putting him back into his stall. Well, I went out the day after with a friend cause it was her birthday. I needed to see how Calvin was doing. I ground worked him some more, but I never did it till he was sweating or like ready to just be lazy. My friend wanted to ride him, but I told her I didn't think it was a good idea because the way he has been acting lately. Well, I tack him up to see how he would ride that day, and he ended up bucking on me again, I landed on that same need three times. The third time I couldn't walked because I bruised it so badly. I never knew what was wrong with him, and I am getting pretty worried. I feel like someone is messing with him..
Can anyone tell me what you might think is wrong with him..or any ideas how I can get him to calm down please! I would really appreciate it!
It is not enough for a woman to know how to ride; she must know how to fall