I am 90% sure my horse is arena sour. This has actually been going on for over 3 months. He all of a sudden started acting up in the arena, and hasn't been normal since then. I know at one point near the begining of this he was sore for some unknown reason. The vet gave me bute to give to him for a week until the soreness went away. Then I was able to take him on a trail ride where he was a perfect angel. My trainer, who came home for college break, was able to work with him and get him to work normally. Then I had surgery and he sat for a month before my friend was able to work with him. Now he is acting up again in the arena, and worse then he was before. She cannot get him to do more then a walk. He kicks out, then crow hops, then actually bucks if she keeps asking him to trot. She is a very experianced horse owner, but isn't a trainer, and she can't ride him more then once a week. I can't ride him at all because of my recent surgery if I was to get tossed I would be screwed.
So... all you people that know more about training then I do, what do you reccomend doing to train him out of this? My dad wants to sell him "because he's not safe," but I was hoping there was another way around this. The last resort would be to send him to a trainer because they cost 500+ a month (usually not including board) and I can't afford that right now.