I went out to ride yesterday for the first time in a month and a half because of a knee injury.
For those who don't know me and my horse.I have a 6 year old paint gelding who is green.I have spent the better part of the last 4 months working on ground issues with him and we have been very sucsessfull in that area.This is a hourse that has very good riding manners.He rains easy he is soft.He listens to your voise comands.Could be a bit better on his stops but all in all a very good horse when riding..Its ground issuess that I've had problems.
Yesterday I lung him get him warmed up.Its a bit cooler now so all the horses at the barn are pumped and ready to go.I had a friend ride first to wear him down a bit because of my knee that is fine just still babying it a little.
I get on and all was well until I put him into a gallop and he took off like a bat out of you know where and was right along sidfe the barn and did a sharp you turn into the barn.I almost got flung off.I felt as though I was barrel racing that's how sharp it was(guess my knee is fine since I was able to stay on)..I had no control over his head what so ever.He was in total control.
I walked him a bit then trotted him a bit went into a gallop again and he was all over the place it was like I had no bit what so ever and I couldnt stop him he was taking off again and this time gave a good buck..Not really a throw you off buck but his back legs came off the ground pretty good
I am riding western
He is on a snaffle
Is there something I should be using or doing for that matter.Im not new to horses but I am defenatly new to problem horses.