I'm not sure if this is the right forum so feel free to correct me
Anyway, I purchased my 21 yr old schoolmaster salle de francis gelding Diego in June of this year. I've ridden him many times already where I'm boarding him at my cousin's farm, I'm a new rider and he has taught me so much and so have the wonderful people that I go with. He is awesome in every aspect of the word. Recently, I moved him to have more pasture for the summer and he had to leave the companion he had for a little while and go with three new ones. When we got to the new pasture I rode him on a trail beside the road for about 2 miles and back again before I put him in and all was well and normal. Well, the next day I went to get him and first thing I noticed was he didn't come to his name being called, so I went out, haltered him and started bringing him in with his lead rope. About half way back to the gate he went bananas and reared and took off, it shocked me really bad. So, I went out and got him again and talked stern to him and led him all the way to the gate, there was this other gelding that was very aggressive and I think he was bullying him. Anyway, we got outside the gate and I tied him and petted him and started saddling him, I wasn't going to ride him because he was showing signs of being very nervous but another owner was there of the other horses and said it would be good for him so off we went and we got about a mile down the trail and came to the same farm with the same horse in the pasture that we had passed the day before with no incident and when that horse came to the fence to greet us again as he did the day before Diego again went bananas and I bailed off because he was rearing and what not and I'm a beginner right
He stopped as soon as I was off so I got his reins and led him away from the fence and horse tied him up went for a little walk to calm myself down and went back and talked to him, petted etc. He was so uptight. Then I walked him back to the pasture and made him walk with me not ahead of me and circled him when he was getting out of control and would walk out of the circle so he would walk nice with me. When I got him to the pasture and put him in he bolted off and he never, never leaves me, I always leave first. I had the bully horse removed from the pasture immediatly, my friend is an equine therapist and she came the next day and worked on him and he loved, loved it. Today, I went out to get him and he saw strange horses on the other side of the road and bolted away from me again while leading to the gate. My friend came and we brought him up and she lunged him until he behaved, but I could tell he is still nervous. Help please! I don't know what's wrong and what to do I love him and this is not my horse!!!!