I will try to be as short but in-depth as possible here.
12 year old TWH
Teeth floated month ago
Hoofs in good shape, and wears front shoes
UTD on all shoots
She has a very soft mouth
Gentle, no vices
Been ridden as trail horse extensively. Was the former owners personal horse. Rode her through two knee surgeries.
Has plenty of pasture, and gets strategy ration (1/4 scoop a day)
We bought her 5 months ago. She started off good on trails. We bought another mare that had been with her. They are a little buddy sour, they want to be with each other.
She has gone from a good horse to a complete B**** of a horse!!!!! This is my wife's horse but I am really afraid to let her ride her right now. I was riding her at our farm and I did have a freak accident on. We were trotting and she just stumbled and she went almost to the ground. I went flying off and I have four broken ribs. I don't know what she tripped or stumbled on. I have looked and looked and thought about what was there but it was just grass and no holes or anything I saw. One of those freak things I guess.
This mare refuses to go down trials or be ridden. ( I don't mean a bad trail or anything like that. I mean if you leave the truck and just start heading for the trail opening) If you ride her at the farm she wants to go back to the barn and starts shaking her head and acting a fool.
We have taken her out two different places recently and she refuses to go down the trails she wants to turn back and go straight to the truck and trailer. She did that at two different locations. You can try to make her go but she fights you with head shake and starts turning around no matter how much you get in her mouth. She has a soft mouth. We have tried three different bits. If you keep trying to force her to keeping going from the truck she gets more agitated!
I am at a loss as to what to do!
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated!!!