Thanks for responding! ParaIndy
, I will definitely find a way to put the other up then. The horses there are turned out with stalls to go into as they please, but I don't think they have a door. I will check later! I don't go down there often, my aunt usually goes out to play with him and will feed him for us and I only go if she doesn't go out that day or if things need to be cleaned. AlexS
, we generally leave his halter on because that is how the trainer kept him and no one has told us to take it off, but after googling it just now, I will tell whoever goes down there next (or I'll just take it off if it's me) to take it off. However, I have seen him have his halter put on before and he seemed fine with it. He also seemed fine with it when the trainer put the bridle on him the one time we went there to ride him around at the trainer's (the only time he'd been ridden that much since the trainer refused to get on him). He also seemed fine with that.
Every time, he has fought my aunt on putting it on except the time before last and he had absolutely no problems then. The two times I've seen her try though, he has either reared up some, or backed so far he dragged her. One time, she even had the reins around his neck and he took off running around the field with the bridle dangling and broke off part of it. She caught him and tried it again and he let her put it on him after a few tries. Then she and my friend rode him around bareback for a few minutes each and then got me to hop on, which is when I fell off and hit my head. He's also generally fine after it's on - it's just getting it on that's the problem.
She and two other girls tried the last time I was there, the time he reared, and they could get him to take the bit, but whenever they got it near the top of his head, he'd freak out.
Editing to add he's also ridden in a D-ring snaffle, I think. At least that's what I told my mom to get and what the trainer put him in, but I don't know much about bits so I'm not certain if that's what she got.