I have been having trouble with my Mare basicly from the start. I have had her for around 3 months now.
When I bought her she had girth sores and saddle sores so I didnt ride her straight away and let her have a break so they could heal up, like the vet said I should do. I rode her a couple of times bareback and she would just back up and put her head down trying to back ect. She also did that from day dot, but we were told it was because of her girth and saddle sore, and her teeth needed to be done pretty bad as well.
Girth and Saddle sores healed up, teeth been floated and she was still doing the misbehaving. I loss alot of confidence and quit riding her all together, silly thing to do I know. My granddad came out with me one day and I rode her and she was fine without the bridle on, walked, trot, stopped, turned. Went to get on her couple of days later all of that went down the drain and she became nasty again.
I plained on riding her bareback 2 weeks ago, and while I was lounging her she was bucking and rearing at me well I let her get away with it because I was scared that if I did anything she would hurt me, so my Non-Horsie Mum decided she wanted a go and I forgot to shut the round yard gate and off goes Abby. Lucky it is in a fenced arena so she just galloped around the arena while I was trying to catch her. I didnt ride that day.
We talked to the agistment owner about what she was doing and he said "It is because we lefted her" as I stated earlier the reason was because she had girth sores. Now he also said "Kids wreck kids ponies" but she wasnt a kids pony to start with, we were told a load of bull. He talked to her old owners and he is happy to ride her for us to get her back in line.
I guess I should get down to my question huh? Well I want to know if I should offer her back to him and buy me a old horse for me to learn on? She is 5 years old, Im guessing she had 1 months of training, I have been riding for around 4 years now but very have very no confidence. I really want to work with a instructor but we don't own a float so its hard to transport her to properties.
Sorry for the novel.....