Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
I had a gelding that was like that--big mess, afraid of like, E V E R Y T H I N G, including the trailer. Fortunately I bought him from a friend and she bought him back. Too many problems I NEVER had had to deal with. Crying out loud, when I bought "Corporal", (1982-2009, RIP), as a 4yo at the auction where I outbid the Meat Market by $5, he was the last horse bid on, and everyone was gone, and I had NO lead. He led into my stock trailer with a piece of baling twine! 180 degree difference between him and "Beaner." He was also totally green when I first saddled him. Good attitude with all I trained him to do.
In case anyone is reading this, I have used Ace powder before. IF you do, you must keep the horse calm for one hour, or else it won't work. I had to Ace "Beaner" to worm him and to load him in the trailer. HE was the horse that threw me and broke my arm in 2004.
Happy ending for him. Her son took a shine to him and started big time trail riding with him. He was an unregistered gaited mix.