Originally Posted by texasgal
A couple of questions:
What was different at the stable?
Is he alone at home and around other horses at the stable?
Did he spend more time out, or in a stall at home? At the stable?
Is there more activity, noises, sights, animals? At the stable, than at home?
You can change a horse's environment and they sometimes need time to adjust. How many threads do we see of people taking their horse to a show environment and having a totally different horse than at home.
Unfortunately, if he was just being excited/silly and he wasn't handled assertively, then it easily could have sent the wrong message and gotten quickly worse.
Sounds like he's at least a little more himself and you just need someone to help you get your confidence back.
Keep us informed no matter what you decide. I wish you the best...
At home he is kept alone, he's kept in the pasture or paddock (he's an easy keeper and has foundered in the past and is currently off grass at our farriers reccomendation, so being kept in the paddock).
At home he is also kept with a goat occasionally, but they don't really care for each other.
At the stable he was in paddock that was adjacent to other horses paddocks.
I kept him outdoors 24/7
New sights ect: cows, other horses
I have taken him to gaming shows before, and he was perfect. He didn't act any different at them than he does at home.