Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
I have a horse that is about the most perfect equine citizen you can imagine - but left alone, he forgets, gets bored, does what he wants.
Fair enough really. If I go back to visit family in my home country, I cannot tell him I doing this - and when I get back, he is an ass, totally different horse.
I would put aside the things you have heard about the horse. I do this with people too, I hear them, but I make my own mind up. I'd like for you to do the same with the horse.
Just get out there, spend time with him, work him. Trotting out of cross ties, is just a bored horse with no manners - he is not rearing, kicking out etc.
I think he probably just needs some time.