Help, I'm spoiled!
So is there any hope for a pony that's been spoiled for the past three years?
I've mentioned this guy before, but I'll update everyone. He's a 16 (or 18, don't really remember) yo Welsh that my aunt bought for my daughter on her 1st birthday [it was mainly because her other horse had lived with my pony since she (the horse) was born, and when my pony died 5 or 6 years ago (I feel horrible cause I can't remember!) she's been alone]. So anyway, this pony (named Ed) was soooo well behaved. He was great with the kids; kids would climb all over him and ride him bareback with a rope around his nose; and he had good manners with the surry. But since the last time he was driven (almost a year ago to the day) he tried to take the surry into the ditch and was really onry, my aunt hasn't tried with him anymore.
Ok I'll try to get to the point here, I've been trying to work with him so maybe my daughter can ride him. But he is so spoiled (and it's partly my fault too). I'll usually take him a carrot or apple when I go to feed him (I'm only out there twice a week, so it's not like an every day thing....I don't know how much my aunt treats him). He greets me at the gate hoping I've brought something. On the days I don't, he sniffs me, turns around, and heads for the barn walking as far away as he can. On the days I do bring something, he gets excited and starts trying to get at it; a couple of weeks ago he bit my arm trying to get a carrot. And often (not everytime tho) he'll start to kick and buck. I got kicked last week cause I go too close. Anyway, I'm sorry this is so long, but is there anything I (and my aunt) can do to calm him down and "unspoil" him??