Oh ok haha. And that's really weird I never knew the thing about the feet lol. That's actualy pretty intresting. Aha thanks a ton everyone who is replying!!! Lots of love to you guys!! This helps a lot im learning soo much!!
Today I took some treats out to the pasture to get jeffrey... once he came up to me I gave him some treats and just stood there petting him... he will do one step then pins his ears and bites my sweatshirt.
I'd stop giving him treats. I completely solved my horses bighting problem when I quit hand feeding him.
Hey!! I got and update... I had a lesson with my trainer's trainer Mike. So here's how the lesson went. First, mike told me to put a western saddle on jeffrey. So I did and I got out to the ring and got on and jeffrey started bucking. So mike got on him and jeffrey almost bucked him off. Then he took him out of the ring and was riding him up and down the barn road. He was a little better. He was doing this weird thing with his legs where he moved them back and forth constantly. Is this weird?? So then he told me to get on and I walked and tried a little bit of trot cuzz he wouldnt do much. But atleast it was an improvement so I got back into the ring and he started to buck a ltitl ebit again. Then mike took of the saddle and put me on bareback to see if the saddle was the thing that was hurting him. And we were doing some exercises and he would walk but not trot. So it was getting dark and I got off and untacked. Then mike said that jeffrey should get a little break and go up with this other pony that is at a barn up the driveway a little bit but its still the owners barn. So its like isalated up there a little bit except for the other pony and mike said to just give him a little break and some bute. So idk hopefuly he's better but mike thinks something might be wrong with him. But he's not exactly sure. But he said to just do little rides in the pasture or the field next to the barn. So im going to try that this weekend. Tell me what you think about what mike was telling me to do and about the whole giving jeff a break?
Good News Guys! I had the vet come out and look at Jeffrey. He looked him over and said it could either be behavioral or he could be a carrier of a qh disease. (Forget what its called sorry) haha. So yeah the disease affects his muscles. The only way to find out if he has it is to send hair in for dna testing which we are in the process of doing that now. Soo. Um the vet put him on muscle calmer stuff. So he's on 12 pills of that. So that's been helping a lot. So yesterday I rode and he was kinda bad so I had my trainers dad come swing the lunge whip around a little bit but no where near jeffrey. And that got him going with a couple of bucks here and there but trotted around for about 15 mins. Then I ended on that cuzz he was being good. So today was even better. I got him out in the ring and usualy I have to have someone hold him while I get on but today I didnt so that was a good sign and I was thinking it was going to be a good day. So then I walk around a little. I ask for the trot and BAMM right there he trots. I was soo happy! It took a lot of my leg to keep him going and a couple of smacks with the crop on his shoulder. He would still have his bucking fits but would get over them. Do you guys think the muscle relaxer helped or was it something else I did?? Let me know what you think!
Didnt read through all the posts but heres my take:
-rule out the pain
-Begin to fix this problem on the ground, if your lunging him and he bigins to come towards you, either use the whip or excess lunge line to swing/throw at him. Also, you can try raising your hands to look more intimidating/ your in charge.
-When your ready to move into the saddle, work on flexing at the whithers. When he does this easily, you can use it to fix him when he begins to buck. Disengaging the hips also is a great key to a situation like this