8 YO Gelding TWH
I guess I want to know if its too late to break an 8 year old horse to ride. Brief history, when I bought him he was supposed to be broke, great with kids etc. We did ride him for a short time but he was just recovering from a resipitory infection so we didnt push it. Got him home, and after he settled in tried to ride him...well didnt work out, he had a bucking fit. Well in my mind taking him back to his owners wasnt an option because he really is a sweetheart, people oriented horse on the ground, and they didnt take care of him. Ive put about 200 pounds on him, had his feet taken care of that had never been done as far as I could tell, and teeth were floated. Well he is great in a round pen for ground work(expert really), have been re-introducing to all that, but in about 6 rides now (he is totally inexperienced) twice Ive been bucked off, hard. SO I guess I want to know if I keep working with him, will he eventually get it, or is it too late? He really is a sweetheart, hes been checked out by the vet to be fine, but I dont know if hes just set in his ways or what.