Just got 2 rescues one is great the other is well hard to handle.
He is a 3yr TB gelding. He was worked to be a race horse just wasn't fast enough. He is usually fine in the pasture on tried a couple of times to bite me. He comes in at night when he is called. Once he is in his stall he kicks the walls if you even get near him he lays his ears back starts kicking, trying to bite @ you he has given himself a bloody mouth with swinging his head. We can't get in to even feed or water him without him biteing us. Raising our voice only makes him do it more. I've tried pushing him away from me his front legs came off the ground then he just starts to kick his walls again. He is worse for hubby then he is with me. With my hubby he has bit so hard that he has broken skin many times. He will try to bite in me in my face that is when he gave himself the bloody mouth I ducked he hit the bars. Trying to get him out to pick his feet is a handfull. I can usually get a leadline on him with only him grabbing a hold of my clothing. I put him into the cross ties and hold the leadline while hubby trys to do his feet.
I just don't know how to fix this. The lady I got him from says he wasn't like this for his trainer. Hard to beleive. She did say he was food aggresive and he like to nip because he is young yet.
I do have 2 smaller kids we are afraid that he is going to hurt one of them.
Can he be retrained? If he goes back to the rescue he is going to get put down. We are really trying to give him a chance but it is getting really hard.
Any suggestions bad or good.