Originally Posted by iridehorses
All great suggestions. In particular I would rule out the physical first by a good vet exam.
Couple of questions, Has this been going on for as long as you've owned him? Do you know if he was like this with his previous owner? What feed are you giving him, and how much? Is he turned out 24/7 or always stalled or somewhere inbetween? Is he better sometimes or always like that?
well i have only had him a little over a year. i got him as my hs rodeo prospect but he hasnt worked out with taht so i have to use my mare...i am not sure he has always been kinda spooky but i thought it was just him still being so young. in all honesty i have just recently started noticing this.....at least with his own shadow..he has always been kinda unsure about the trailer shadow
i do not know if he was like this with his previous owner. i got him when he turned 4 and he was just being used as a ranch and roping horse ...so im gonna assume there are lots of shadows on a cattle ranch lol
um i am not sure what type of feed we are feeding..it is a grain corn oats type thing mix....just a genaric brand from the feed store..might be called evergreen?? i dk
and he just gets one scoop of those horse feed scoopers twice a day
he is in the pasture all the time and only comes in in the morning and afternoon to eat and then goes right back out. or if there is a storm with lots of lightning we might bring them in
well i am going to sound like im talking about a mental patient but he has good days and bad. somedays he has really bad behavior and bucks and kicks other days he is an angel....sometimes i bring him out of the pasture and he is spooking at a fan...you never know with him he is very irregular and inconsistent
hope this helps to answer some things
by the way i had a friend i run barrels with tell me to get his eyes checked. i didnt know that they could get problems with their eyes to make them see different!