So I have a four year old quarter horse gelding. He is in a pasture with a ten year old miniature mare. I am trying to train him to be my trail horse . All I want is to be able to ride around my neighborhood. That's it. I don't need a fancy horse that can turn on a dime. Or that can run around three barrels in fourteen seconds. Or that can do fancy hops & stuff. I just want a reliable horse that I can take slow rides with in the mornins.
Anyways, he was first put into the pasture by himself. My property backs up against my neighbors, so the horses can come see eachother in one corner. Well. That wasnt enough. He was always with ten plus horses. When he came to my house, he paced the fence so much there was a path. He dropped weight. All of this crazy stuff. So we got the mini. Now. He is buddy sour.
Tex rides perfectly in the pasture. I ride him bareback& he walks & trots.( I don't need him to go any faster) I ride him in a rope halter. For the past month & a few weeks I've been taking him out in the lot away from the pasture. Its right next to my house. Its an acre& a half. I brush him& walk him
Around. & most of the time, he's totally fine. Then other times, he freaks out. There is nothing in that lot. A few trees. But just grass. He will start running away& bucking& kicking the air. & nothing was out there to spook him. & then he will just stop dead in his tracks. & be completely fine. I wouldnt call that part buddy sour.but what is that? I sweearr guys. Nothing is ever behind him
When he does that. Nothing is out there except us. Is he crazy or something?
Anyways. Onto the buddy sour thing. I used to be able to walk him up & down my street with no problems. Now , we have the mini, & when he can't see her, he starts screaming& calling out to her& running all over me. Having like panic attacks? So I started taking the mini out for walks, so he gets used to her being away from him. I have taken her for maannny many walks. & he is never better. I walk HER because its easy to take care of her freaking out. She's not even half his size. But he will scream& gallop all over the pasture till he's sweating. He gets my neighbors to come out of there houses to look to see whats up. & every horse in the neighborhood is calling out. Its like ughh! How can I fix that?