I wonder, do you have other horses at your place or is he alone. Perharps when you took him to this stable he got buddy sour and didn't want to leave the other horses. They can get downright nasty if they are buddy sour, and the farther you get from the barn the worse they are. Just curious.
Nevermind, see where you posted it. I would go with buddy sour, happens all the time when horses that haven't been around horses suddenly are. The trick for it, I had a horse like this, is to ride a little farther from the barn/buddies each day, just to the point where the horse gets uncomfortable (starts to act up) and then turn them around and go back but do NOT put the horse up, keep going back and forth, back and forth, a quazillion times till they began to quiet and only put them away then. Since you have brought your horse back and he is still being bratty, my guess is he's established a little bit of a bully behavoir with you. Any horse you get, no matter how well trained they were, can revert back to being naughty. If you don't have a lot of experience get a trainer to help you. I think he's probably totally fixable, he just needs some readjustment by someone with experience. It would probably end up being better if you get some retraining done on him, then have to invest in selling and buying of another horse, plus, it may save him in the long run. Many a good horse goes down this road and never comes back because no one invests in them.
Last edited by Candi0207; 08-31-2012 at 03:31 PM.