I gave my young up and coming eventer on lease in january to someone I knew and respected all though the person in question was 15 I truted them with my boy.
However I got him back a few days ago and I have no idea what she has done to him!
Michon was ridden in a rubber snaffle she rode him in the 2nd ring of a 3ring bit and he has gone quite hard with very little feeling in his mouth now he is back in his snaffle. I am hoping by continuing to keep him in a snaffle he will soften up again.
She must not have worked him at all as he is goin around with his head in the air, yesterday it took me over half an hour in walk to get him tracking up and in the correct frame. I will work him back coorectly over time.
Now when I circle he first falls right out behind when corrected he falls in wards its like he has no balance at all no concept of circling. How can I get him going right in his bend again as no matter which you correct he falls out the far side its frustrating. Also when he is corrected he tends to drop onto his forhand and try run on and rocking him back on his hind with half halts is not really working as again his mouth has gone hard, and he is not paying a huge amount of attention to my seat bones.
When asked to halt he tries to pull on then stops dead with his jaw crossed and sticks his head right up like a giraffe. When I asked him to correctly halt through gentle feeling of the rein and sitting deep whilst wrapping my legs around him he starts going backwards and sideways.
How can I get him to halt correcty?
I then tried to jump him to see what other issues I have to deal with. I put up a tiny crosspole and trotted him into it.
He then shoved his head into my face and tried to charge when I asked him to come back he cantered on the spot. Then launched himself over it he tried to bolt after and then jammed to an instant standstill without me touching the reins.
I don't know what to do with my boy im so angry!! I gave him in good faith after watching her ride other horses and him and they seemed to get on great. Npw I don't know my own horse!!
He currently is in a loose ring rubber snaffle with a very loosely adjusted martingale that only comes into effect when he is trying to break my nose. He is out 24-7 with no feed. He came back to me slighly ribbyer then id prefer. He was stabled until 2weeks ago in her yard. Michon is an Irish sports horse who is so sweet and willing. He showed amazing potential before I leased him out (due to time issues) and was due to start hiis first season eventing this summer not going to happen now obviously