I bought a mare 3 years ago form one of my friends. She is an awsome mare but can be unpredictable. I should start with her history. She is an 11 year old Appendix QH. She was a race horse as a two year old and then was sold off to run barrels as a three year old. There is record of her running a 16.2 second barrel run. Then she was sold off to God knows who. I do know a cutting trainer got her and re trained her. My friend bought her wanting to use her as heeler horse, but he couldnt get her back into the box.
She has overcome alot since I got her. When I first got her, she was so head and ear shy that she would rear up and skrike at you out of fear. She now will place her head on my shoulder and is very personable. She was also terrified to go through gates, stall door ways, barns ailes. I have gotten her over that as well. The problem that I am having with her is that she is extreemly unprdictable under saddle. For example, last time I roder her, she got a small weed caught in her tail and went nuts. Or a bird will fly out of a tree and scare her terribly. She has spookedf rom her own shadow. Don't get me wrong, she is a wonderful horse but when something doesnt sit right with her, it takes a long time for her to settle down and get over it. Its weird because we have a great relationship with each other.
Does anyone have any suggestions? [/b]