Gelding acting out or...?
Hi, I have a question.
I am still pretty new to horses, I'm def. not a pro or expert.
Last year I got a 10 yr old walkaloosa gelding, he was very poor with bones sticking out, it took about 8 months but slowly he is back to great health!
He was very calm, sweet, and loving and he was not worried about anything really, he was not skiddish or spooked easily, he didn't flinch at anything to be honest.
He was great around passing cars, noises in the woods, we could even throw a tarp over his back.
Well I got sick over the winter, so he was in the fields alot and not taken out or messed for like 3 months and now he is afraid of every little noise, he jumps at everything.
He is scared of cars now, you can't make any noises around him, he freaks out over the weedeater and mower ect.. And none of this ever bothered him before he didn't even lift his head up at these things.
So I'm wondering what to do about it, and why it happened?
He came to me already trained and I'm def. not a trainer, I am trying slowly but he's just not wanting to get used to all these things again!
What made him so afraid of these things now?
We used to be able to ride him right up the road with 6-7 cars passing by and now we have to get off and try to hold him still when a car comes, he gets all nervous and pulls away and dances all around.
So after that we totally avoid the road and cars.
Also, I was out in the field with him just walking around checking the fences, when out of no where he starts bucking, running by me, and raring up???
he has never ever done that before. I was told he was probably playing well still I don't need his big feet playing in my face lol.
He also used to be kinda loving, he would let us give him hugs and he would lay his head on out shoulders, really sweet horse, but now he jerks his head up away from us and sometimes we can't even pet him he slings his head.
Any tips on what's going on and how to start to correct this?
I've been watching videos, I want to learn and not have to send him to a trainer..
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