It's the hardest decision I've made in a long time, but I've decided to sell Tango. I bought him two years ago as a greenie and he's only gotten worse- I've done everything to try and 'fix' him. Teeth, chiro, had tack checked, checked for pain then trainers, different exercises but nothing is working, he's stubborn, cranky and recently he's started rearing, no more little hops, more like straight up, come down and go up again.
He's too much for me to handle and I think it boils down to the fact that he hates his job. He was bred for cow work, trained to jump and I've been using him for English Pleasure and Hunter Jumpers.
It's depressing, I'm super upset but I have other horses who love what they do and have the potential to move up, and I'd love to see him back under Western gear hacking through the trails and rounding up cows (or whatever the heck it is they do on those ranches ;D)