Originally Posted by mjnltnmh
NdAppy - he starts turning in circles and trying to run away.. he doesnt rear or anything he just trys to escape and I can't get him to hold still... lol I posted why I believe he was abused... and the fact that he came from a horse trader who got him from another trader who got him from... another trader makes me believe he wasnt treated the best a horse could have been treated...
Then don't ask him to stand still. Tell him to. Either hold the lead in one hand and cinch with the other or get him to tie well and deal with his dancing. He is avoiding. As soon as you let him know that you will not stop simply because he is avoiding...he will stop avoiding!
As far as SR goes, the abuse thing is absurd. Every horse with marks on them is not abused. And even if they are, it is no excuse. To other horses in the field, he is just another horse. You should treat him the same. You may disagree with words but what I said and what SR said are the same. Don't make excuses for your horse.