Sold my horse after a series of small and unfortunate events
So this last week has not been the best for my boy Vin. It started with a calm evening ride that ended with him spooking, I calmed him down and thankfully got him under control, but scared me enough to not want to ride again. Then we were walking in the arena and he ate a plastic flower and took off at a dead sprint across the arena to get away from me. Scared me that he could actually go that fast. Again, got the situation under control and continued with our work. Took him in round pen 3 nights ago and I felt like I was in the eye of the hurricane......while he did everything that was asked beautifully, he just did it with so much power and speed....even his walk was fast and animated. He is an Arabian and when I bought him, he was pretty underweight with some major hoof issues going on, but he was so calm and weekly behaved. I was sold the minute the big dog ran up and started jumping and barking in his face and he did nothing. He still has fantastic ground manners, and is a favorite of both the vet and the farrier. But the final straw was when one of the barn employees was walking him back to his stall, he spooked at the mounting block and reared up and nearly fell over backwards. Scared the man half to death because he's never done anything like that. I just thought there is no way I can ever trust him around my kids, even just leading him can turn into a disaster. This is a horse that was so calm 3 months ago, they talked about using him as a lesson horse. Could this change in him be due to the fact that he is now a healthy horse and finally feels really good and wants to get out and go go go? Am I making a rash decision??? Safety is my number 1 priority, I don't want anyone getting hurt by him. He is going to a more experienced home with a young lady in her 20s that knows his vices and will treat him well. Anyone have experience with this type of thing? I'm just so confused about the last couple of weeks.....
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