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    04-28-2012, 05:01 PM
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Cool Barn Sour

8 weeks ago I purchased, a 4 year old gelding quarter horse for my daughter,
he stared out just fine, she could ride him with no problems, up to a week ago he started having a attitude, and threw her 2 times, the more I read I am thinking he my be testing his new owner ( my daughter ) or he is having a hard time adjusting to his new home or maybe his is getting barn sour. She has been working him in the round pin and some in the paddock, when she left the paddock he took off towards the barn very fast, when she tried to stop him, he slammed on the breaks and she fell off the horse, with her on the ground he remained by her side and did not leave.
So any information what to do next?
     
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    04-29-2012, 11:18 AM
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You don't mention how old your daughter is and what skill level you think she is. A four yr old is still a baby and regardless of the initial training that 'seemed' enough... it isn't.
     
    04-29-2012, 11:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Bayouburt    
8 weeks ago I purchased, a 4 year old gelding quarter horse for my daughter,
he stared out just fine, she could ride him with no problems, up to a week ago he started having a attitude, and threw her 2 times, the more I read I am thinking he my be testing his new owner ( my daughter ) or he is having a hard time adjusting to his new home or maybe his is getting barn sour. She has been working him in the round pin and some in the paddock, when she left the paddock he took off towards the barn very fast, when she tried to stop him, he slammed on the breaks and she fell off the horse, with her on the ground he remained by her side and did not leave.
So any information what to do next?
For him to stay by her side it seems they have at least established a basic bond. Maybe he just needs more time to settle in? Could she have some lessons on him for an experienced trainer to spot any problems and help her tackle them ? X
     
    04-29-2012, 11:38 AM
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Sorry. That could mean the rein was dropped or under her or anything. Even loose. Many horses will stand there. Not saying they don't have a bond. I'm saying they need riding and horsemanship training. This will not get better on its own. Please do find a trainer to work with them. The horse is learning that it CAN buck her off and there is no one to tell him otherwise. That isn't great news for a 4 yr. Old to know.
     
    04-29-2012, 04:09 PM
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My daughter is 12 years old , and has 2 years experance,
Thanks for all your replys , I think I am going to get a professional trainer to help her overcome these issues,

If anyone else has any input please post ,we will continue to to check.
     
    04-29-2012, 04:27 PM
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I had my first pony aged 13. She was also 4. All I can say is it was a terrible mistake for me that age, in my situation etc, to have a young horse. I hope you're able to avoid everything that I went through and at least your daughter has you (also horsie I take it) to help, unlike I did. X
     

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