I've tried to talk to my parents about the paint. We've had enough horses since I was small that I know what it looks like whena horse is bored and going to waste. It's a shame because he's really well trained, really honest horse, and Im not allowed to touch him because the 11 year old says so.
I just feel like he's sitting there getting barn sour when he could still be ridden and exercised like he deserves.
She had a "bad" experience: he was tied to a loose horse panel (dont ask me how that works. i wasnt there), while she was sitting on him, and the dog came up and scared him, the paint pulled the panel over over, and my sister slid off his rump and that just "traumatized" her to borrow my mother's words.
Last weekend she had him out on a lead rope, and was RUNNING holding the very end of his lead rope, and he started, what else, cantering,and kicking up his heels. He's excited, young, and she had no control that far out. What did she think was going to happen? I went outside and told her I should walk him back to the corral for her. She screamed "NO!" at me, and as if to spite me, took off, horse in tow...And he promptly kicked up his heels once more, pulled the lead out of her hands, and ran all the way back to the corral (and hay shed) of his own free will.