Hi, I have a dales x newforest and is 3 years old. He is my first horse. And although he is young when I went to see him he was a little angel. I have had him for around 3-4 months and as he was my first horse the woman allowed us to keep him at the yard so we got used to each other. I have got him at home and when he had settled im I rode him. He was fantastic. My brother who is 9 rode him and his friend his mom and he was even safe enough for my friends little sister who is 3 to have a ride round the field with me leading him. The next day I went to ride him.his back leg kept cow kicking and that made me loose my confidence. We sorted that out but just couldnt understand why he had all or a sudden just started doing that. We now have worse problems. I lunge him in a field. He is a strong horse but I usually cope he has started cantering very nearly into a gallop on lunge as soon as I let him go. He is so scary that I don't want to bring him in so that he walks and he just pulls really bad. The field is around 2 acres and I start at the top and end up at the bottom if I havnt already let go. I try to calm him down and he stops looks at me and just starts galloping towards me and I have to jump out of the way to avoid him. He is not at all a violent horse and we have had him checked over by the vet when we bought him.
Please if any one has any tips please could you relpy as I love him to bits and just want to get him sorted out.
He also freaks at a whip and makes him go mad weve tried getting him used to it showing him it will not hurt him but he seems to be scared of it still